Monthly Employment and Unemployment Estimates
The July 2016 definitive unemployment rate estimate was 10.9% -
29 September 2016


The definitive unemployment rate estimate for July 2016 was 10.9%, decreasing by 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) from the previous month’s level and by 0.7 p.p. from three months before, continuing the downward trend observed since February 2016. That estimate was revised downwards by 0.2 p.p. from the provisional estimate released one month ago (11.1%).
The definitive unemployed population estimate for July was 559.8 thousand people, down 1.0% from the previous month’s level (5.5 thousand fewer people).
The July 2016 definitive employed population estimate was 4,568.5 thousand people, up 0.5% from the previous month’s level (22.5 thousand more people).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for August 2016 was 11.0%. For this month, the provisional estimate for the unemployed population was 561.8 thousand people and for the employed population was 4,561.9 thousand people.

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