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Increase in the labour force


In the second quarter of 2020, the employment rate for the population 15-74 years was 66.9 per cent. This is 0.9 percentage points down from same period the previous year. In the same period the unemployment rate has increased to 4.6 per cent, up 1.2 percentage points.