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Population aged 15-74, by labour force status and sex
|4th quarter 2018||4th quarter 2017 - 4th quarter 2018|
|Absolute numbers||Per cent1||Change in absolute numbers||Change in percentage points1|
|1The labour force is calculated as a share of the population in the same age group. Labour force = number of employed persons + number of unemployed persons.
Employed persons is calculated as a share of the population in the same age group.
Unemployed is calculated as a share of the labour force in the same age group.|
|Both sexes||2 807 000||70.1||49 000||0.8|
|Males||1 484 000||72.7||25 000||0.8|
|Females||1 322 000||67.4||23 000||0.7|
|Both sexes||2 708 000||67.6||56 000||0.9|
|Males||1 434 000||70.2||38 000||1.4|
|Females||1 274 000||64.9||18 000||0.4|
|Both sexes||98 000||3.5||-7 000||-0.3|
|Males||50 000||3.4||-13 000||-0.9|
|Females||48 000||3.7||5 000||0.4|
Find detailed figures from Labour force survey