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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



21/12/2012
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 3rd Quarter 2012

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 3rd quarter of 2012, the number of employed persons amounted to 389,0 thousand (males 205,0 thousand and females 184,1 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 53,4 thousand (males 28,8 thousand and females 24,6 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 70,0% (males 76,3% and females 64,2%) recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2012, 70,7% (males 76,8%, females 65,2%) and from the corresponding quarter of 2011, 72,7% (males 79,4% and females 66,5%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 12,1% of the labour force (males 12,3% and females 11,8%) recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2012, 11,3% (males 12,1%, females 10,4%) and from the corresponding quarter of 2011, 7,8% (males 7,6% and females 7,9%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 26,4% of the labour force of the same age group recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2012, 25,9% and from the corresponding quarter of 2011, 22,2%.


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