The January 2017 unemployment rate stood at 10.1%, down by 0.1 percentage points (p.p.) from the previous month’s level and by 0.5 p.p. from three months before. That value corresponds to a downwards revision of 0.1 p.p. from the provisional estimate released one month ago (10.2%). That estimate is also the lowest observed since March 2009 (10.0%).
The January unemployed population was estimated at 518.3 thousand people, having decreased by 0.4% from the previous month’s level (2.0 thousand fewer people), while the employed population was estimated at
4,605.2 thousand people, having increased by 0.1% (2.8 thousand more people) from the previous month’s level.
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for February 2017 was 10.0%. For this month, the provisional estimate for the unemployed population was 510.6 thousand people and for the employed population was 4,610.5 thousand people.