The June 2018 unemployment rate was 6.8%, down 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) from the previous month’s level, 0.7 p.p. from three months before and 2.3 p.p. from the same month of 2017. That value corresponds to an upwards revision of 0.1 p.p. from the provisional estimate released one month ago. Since September 2002, no lower unemployment rate was observed.
In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 3.0% (10.9 thousand fewer people) and the employed population has increased by 0.4% (20.3 thousand more people).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for July 2018 indicates that the unemployment rate remains identical to the previous month’s level (6.8%).