Unemployment rate estimated at 10.6% - 1st Quarter 2010
18 May 2010
The unemployment rate estimated for the 1st quarter of 2010 was 10.6%. This value is up 1.7 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2009 and 0.5 p.p. from the previous quarter. The number of unemployed was estimated to reach 592.2 thousand individuals, having increased by 19.4% from the same quarter of the previous year, and by 5.1% from the previous quarter. The number of employed decreased by 1.8%, compared with the same quarter of 2009, and by 0.3%, compared with the previous quarter.
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