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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresMay 2015

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4.3 per cent unemployment

There were 118 000 unemployed persons in May, corresponding to 4.3 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
May 2015Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons118 0005 000
In per cent of the labour force4.30.1
 
Employed persons2 652 0008 000
In per cent of the population68.20.0
Figure 1. Unemployed (LFS), registered unemployed and registered unemployed plus government measures to promote employment. Seasonally adjusted figures, three-month moving average
Figure 2. Seasonally adjusted unemployment in selected countries. Per cent of the labour force
"Figure 3. Employment (LFS). Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures. Three-month moving average
"Figure 4. Unemployment. Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures. Three-month moving average. Per cent of the labour force
Figure 1. Unemployed (LFS), registered unemployed and registered unemployed plus government measures to promote employment. Seasonally adjusted figures, three-month moving averageFigure 2. Seasonally adjusted unemployment in selected countries. Per cent of the labour force"Figure 3. Employment (LFS). Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures. Three-month moving average"Figure 4. Unemployment. Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures. Three-month moving average. Per cent of the labour force

Seasonally-adjusted figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show that unemployment increased by 5 000 persons from February (average of January-March) to May (average of April-June). The increase is within the error margin of the LFS, but still in line with an increasing trend since May 2014.

In comparison, the number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) increased by 2 000 from February to May. This figure is also based on seasonally-adjusted figures and three-month averages.

Stable employment

The LFS shows that the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons increased by 8 000 from February to May – a change which is within the error margin of the LFS. In May, the employment rate was 68.2 per cent, unchanged from February.