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October's unemployment rate at 6.6%
Monthly Employment and Unemployment Estimates
October's unemployment rate at 6.6% - November 2018
08 January 2019


In October 2018, the unemployment rate was 6.6%, the same value as in the previous month, down 0.2 percentage points (pp) from three months before, and down 1.8 pp from the same month of 2017. That value corresponds to a downwards revision of 0.1 pp of 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 increased by 0.4% (1.4 thousand more people) and the employed population has increased by 0.1% (5.3 thousand more people).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for November 2018 was 6.6%, remaining unchanged from the previous month’s level.

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