Unemployment rate estimated at 17.7% - 1st Quarter 2013
09 May 2013
The unemployment rate estimated for the 1st quarter of 2013 was 17.7%. This value is up 2.8 percentage points from the same quarter of 2012 and 0.8 percentage points from the previous quarter.
There were 952.2 thousand unemployed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 16.2% and to a quarterly increase of 3.1% (more 132.9 thousand and 29.0 thousand people, respectively).
There were 4 433.2 thousand employed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year decrease of 4.9% and to a quarterly decrease of 2.2% (less 229.3 thousand and 98.6 thousand people, respectively).
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