In 2015, the proportion of full-time students in the labour force was 39.0 percent. This is an increase of 6.8 percentage points compared with 2005. There was a considerable difference between men and women in the percentage of the employed full-time students. In 2015, the employment rate among women who are full-time students was 28.5 percent and among men who are full-time students it was 19.9 percent. The number of unemployed full-time students amounted to 126 000 in 2015, corresponding to 37.7 percent of the labour force. The large variations in the unemployment rate among full-time students between 2005 and 2015 were mainly due to changes in the number of full-time students in labour market programmes.