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March's unemployment rate at 6.5%
Monthly Employment and Unemployment Estimates
March's unemployment rate at 6.5% - April 2019
03 June 2019


In March 2019, the unemployment rate was 6.5%, a value that remained unchanged from the previous month and has decreased by 0.1 percentage points (pp) from three months before and by 1.0 pp from the same month of 2018. That value corresponds to an upwards revision of 0.1 pp of the provisional estimate released one month ago.
In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 0.7% (2.2 thousand people) and the employed population has decreased by 0.2% (10.0 thousand people).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for April 2019 was 6.7%, up 0.2 p.p. from the previous month’s level.

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