Unemployment fell 1.2 percent to 1,205,857 persons and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 3,549,166 persons. There were 3,347,358 persons detached from the labour force in February, up 0.1 percent.
A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 27.2 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell 7.5 percent while employment rose 1.6 percent. Inactive persons decreased 0.3 percent.