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16/03/2012
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 4th Quarter 2011

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 4th quarter of 2011, the number of employed persons amounted to 369,6 thousand (males 200,8 thousand and females 168,8 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 35,7 thousand (males 21,0 thousand and females 14,7 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 72,6% (males 78,4% and females 66,8%) recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2011 and the corresponding quarter of 2010.

The unemployment rate amounted to 8,8% of the labour force (males 9,5% and females 8,0%) recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2011, 7,6% (males 7,4% and females 7,9%) and the corresponding quarter of 2010, 5,4% (males 5,1% and females 5,7%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 26,0% of the labour force of the same age group recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2011 and the corresponding quarter of 2010.

For the whole 2011 the unemployment rate was 7,7% in comparison to 6,2% in 2010. A more detailed analysis of the survey data is presented in the description that accompanies the main results tables.


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