Labour market statistics, 4th quarter 2017
- Statistical Series
- 1 February 2018
- Vol 103, Issue 1
- ISSN: 1670-4770
The number of persons 16-74 years old in the labour force in the 4th quarter of 2017 was 199,600 corresponding to an activity rate of 81.2%. The number of employed persons was 194,400 while unemployed persons were 5,200. The employment rate was 79.1% and the unemployment rate 2.6%. From the 4th quarter of 2016 the number of employed persons increased by 2.700 but the employment rate decreased by 1.8 percentage points. At the same time the number of unemployed increased slightly, or by 200 persons, and the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point. The unemployment rate among females was 2.5% and 2.7% among males.