Monthly Statistical Bulletin, May 2022

2022 Edition 18 Unemployment* rate in the youth and adult population March and April 2022 * Values for the most recent month are provisional. More information is available at: Monthly employment and unemployment estimates – April 2022 31 May 2022 • The labour underutilisation rate stood at 11.2%, up 0.1 p.p. on the previous month and 1.7 p.p. less than in the same month of 2021; • Compared with the previous month, the working population increased by 6.0 thousand people and the inactive population decreased by 7.1 thousand people1; » The rate of change concerning the active population resulted from the increase in the unemployed population (6.1 thousand; 2.1%) since the employed population remained practically unchanged; » The evolution of the inactive population was explained by the decrease in the number of other inactive people, who were neither available for work nor looking for a job (5.8 thousand; 0.2%) and in the number of inactive people available for work but not looking for a job (2.3 thousand; 1.8%). 18.9% 4.9% 20.2% 5.0% Youth population Adult population Apr-22 Mar-22 1 Changes in the working and inactive populations are not necessarily symmetrical. They are also influenced by changes in the total population due to natural and migratory balances.