In the 1st quarter of 2022, the employed population (4,900.9 thousand people) increased by 0.4% (21.9 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 4.7% (219.3 thousand) from the same quarter of 2021.
The share of the employed population who has worked always or almost always from home using information and communication technologies, this is, who have worked remotely, was 10.4%, covering 510.2 thousand people, which corresponded to the second lowest share, after the 4th quarter 2021 one, since this indicator started to be collected in the 2nd quarter of 2020.
The unemployed population, estimated at 308.4 thousand people, has decreased by 6.7% (22.2 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 14.3% (51.7 thousand) from a year earlier.
The unemployment rate stood at 5.9%, down 0.4 percentage points (pp) from the 4th quarter of 2021 and down 1.2 pp from the 1st quarter of that year.
The labour underutilisation covered 618.2 thousand people, having decreased by 1.9% (11.9 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 17.2% (128.2 thousand) from a year before. Similarly, also the labour underutilisation rate (11.5%) has decreased both from the previous quarter (0.2 pp) and from a year earlier (2.6 pp).
The inactive population aged 16 and over (3,593.1 thousand people) has also decreased from the previous quarter (0.5%; 19.0 thousand) and from a year earlier (4.3%; 159.8 thousand).