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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



28/06/2012
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 1st Quarter 2012

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 1st quarter of 2012, the number of employed persons amounted to 386,1 thousand (males 200,5 thousand and females 185,6 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 48,2 thousand (males 27,9 thousand and females 20,3 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 70,3% (males 75,6% and females 65,5%) recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2011, 72,1% (males 77,5% and females 67,2%) as well as from the corresponding quarter of 2011, 74,3% (males 80,6% and females 68,5%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 11,1% of the labour force (males 12,2% and females 9,8%) recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2011, 8,9% (males 9,8% and females 8,0%) as well as from the corresponding quarter of 2011, 7,5% (males 7,4% and females 7,6%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 26,7% of the labour force of the same age group recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2011, 20,7%.


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