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Unemployment rate estimated at 15.3%
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Unemployment rate estimated at 15.3% - 4th Quarter 2013
05 February 2014

Summary
The unemployment rate estimated for the 4th quarter of 2013 was 15.3%. This value is down 1.6 percentage points from the same quarter of 2012 and down 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter.
There were 826.7 thousand unemployed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year decrease of 10.5% and to a quarterly decrease of 1.4% (less 96.5 thousand and less 11.9 thousand people, respectively).
There were 4 561.5 thousand employed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 0.7% and to a quarterly increase of 0.2% (more 29.7 thousand and more 7.9 thousand people, respectively).
In terms of the annual average, the unemployment rate was 16.3% in 2013, recording an increase of 0.6 percentage points from 2012. There were 875.9 thousand unemployed people, up 1.8% from the previous year (more 15.8 thousand people). The employed population recorded an annual decrease of 2.6% (less 121.2 thousand people).

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