Unemployment rate estimated at 8.0%
- 4th Quarter 2005
14 February 2006
In the fourth quarter of 2005, the unemployment rate reached 8.0%. In annual averages, the unemployment rate went from 6.7%, in 2004, to 7.6%, in 2005.
The figure in the fourth quarter of 2005 represents an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter, and of 0.9 percentage point from the same quarter of 2004. In the fourth quarter of 2005 the unemployed reached 447.3 thousand individuals (17.4 and 57.6 more than in the previous quarter and in the same quarter of the previous year respectively).