Unemployment rate estimated at 10.1% - 4th Quarter 2009
17 February 2010
The unemployment rate estimated for the 4th quarter of 2009 was 10.1%. This value is up 2.3 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2008 and 0.3 p.p. from the previous quarter. The number of unemployed was estimated to reach 563.3 thousand individuals, having increased by 28.7% from the same quarter of the previous year, and by 2.8% from the previous quarter. The number of employed individuals decreased by 3.0%, compared with the same quarter of 2008, and increased by 0.1%, compared with the previous quarter.
The average unemployment rate for 2009 was 9.5%, recording an increase of 1.9 p.p. when compared with the previous year. The unemployed population reached 528.6 thousand individuals, up 23.8% from the previous year. The employed population recorded an annual decrease of 2.8%.
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