Employment Statistics, 2Q 2014, INE

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Press Release:  05 August 2014 - 10 Page(s)
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Employment  Unemployment

The unemployment rate estimated for the 2nd quarter of 2014 was 13.9%. This value is down 2.5 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2013 and 1.2 p.p. from the previous quarter.

There were 728.9 thousand unemployed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year decrease of 15.9% and to a quarterly decrease of 7.5% (less 137.4 thousand and less 59.2 thousand people, respectively).

There were 4 514.6 thousand employed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year and to a quarterly increase of 2.0% (more 90.0 thousand and 87.7 thousand people, respectively).
The participation rate of the working age population stood at 59.0%, down 0.3 p.p. from the same quarter of 2013 and up 0.3 p.p. from the previous quarter.



Original title:  The unemployment rate estimate for the 2nd quarter of 2014 was 13.9% - 2nd Quarter 2014

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