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4.1 per cent unemployment
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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresMarch 2015

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4.1 per cent unemployment

There were 114 000 unemployed persons in March, corresponding to 4.1 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
March 2015 Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons 114 000 9 000
In per cent of the labour force 4.1 0.3
 
Employed persons 2 639 000 -19 000
In per cent of the population 68.0 -0.6
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.
"Figure 4. Unemployment. Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures.
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. "Figure 4. Unemployment. Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures.

Figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage points – or 9 000 persons – from December 2014 (average of November-January) to March 2015 (average of February-April). The increase is barely within the error margin of the LFS, but still in line with an increasing trend since May 2014. From May 2014 to March 2015, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment increased by 0.9 percentage points and 26 000 persons. There was an increase among both women and men – and within the two age groups 15-24 and 25-74.

Employment down

According to the LFS, the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons decreased by 19 000 from December 2014 (average of November-January) to March (average of February-April). This strong decrease must be seen in conjunction with a very high observation in the month of December. This may be a result of random fluctuations, but it could also partly be related to a problem concerning the change of input register data used in the LFS estimation procedures. However, the trend nonetheless indicates that there has been a flattening and perhaps a certain decrease in the employment level.

In March 2015, the employment rate was 68.0 per cent, down 0.6 percentage points from March 2014.