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The October 2016 unemployment rate was 10.6% - November 2016
06 January 2017


The October 2016 unemployment rate stood at 10.6%, having decreased by 0.3 percentage points (p.p.) both from the previous month’s level and from three months before. That value corresponds to a downwards revision of 0.2 p.p. from the provisional estimate released one month ago (10.8%).
The October unemployed population was estimated at 545.3 thousand people, having decreased by 2.2% from the previous month’s level (12.1 thousand fewer people), while the employed population was estimated at 4,579.7 thousand people, up 0.3% from the previous month’s level (13.4 thousand more people).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for November 2016 was 10.5%. For this month, the provisional estimate for the unemployed population was 534.3 thousand people and for the employed population was 4,574.4 thousand people.

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