"WorkIn the 1st quarter of 2023, the employed population (4,924.7 thousand people) increased by 0.4% (21,8 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 0.5% (23.8 thousand) from one year before.
The share of the employed population who has teleworked, that is, who has worked from home using information and communication technologies was 17.9% (881,6 thousand people), 0.9 percentage points (pp) more than in the 4th quarter of 2022.
The unemployed population, estimated at 380.3 thousand people, has increased by 11.0% (37.6 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 23.3% (71,9 thousand) from a year earlier.
The unemployment rate stood at 7.2%, up 0.7 pp from the 4th quarter of 2022 and up 1.3 pp from the 1st quarter of 2022.
The labour underutilisation covered 680.7 thousand people, having increased by 7.5% (47.6 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 10.1% (62.5 thousand) from a year before. Similarly, the labour underutilisation rate (12.5%) has increased from both periods under comparison: the previous quarter (0.8 pp) and the same quarter a year before (1.0 pp).
The inactive population aged 16 and over (3,537.3 thousand people) has decreased by 1.0% (34.6 thousand) from the previous quarter and by 1.6% (55.8 thousand) in the year-on-year comparison.