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February's unemployment rate at 6.5%
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February's unemployment rate at 6.5% - March 2019
29 April 2019


In February 2019, the unemployment rate was 6.5%, having decreased by 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the previous month, by 0.2 pp from three months before and by 1.1 pp from the same month of 2018. That value corresponds to an upwards revision of 0.2 pp of the provisional estimate released one month ago.
In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 1.5% (5.2 thousand people) and the employed population has remained practically unchanged.
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for March 2019 was 6.4%, down 0.1 p.p. from the previous month’s level.

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