Labour market statistics, 2nd quarter 2016
- 17 August 2016
- Vol 101, Issue 19
- ISSN: 1670-4770
The number of persons in the labour force in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was 199,300 corresponding to an activity rate of 85%. The number of employed persons was 192,100 while unemployed persons were 7,200. The employment rate was 81.9% and the unemployment rate was 3.6%. From the 2nd quarter of 2015 the number of employed persons has increased by 5,600 and the employment rate increased by 1.8 percentage points. At the same time the number of unemployed persons decreased by 2,600 and the unemployment rate fell by 1.4 points. The unemployment rate among females was 4.1% and 3.2% among males.