In April, there were 149,540 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 5,784 less persons than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 8,409 persons (+6.0 percent).
The number of jobseekers reached 210,926, less 7,261 persons than in the previous month and 11,580 more than a year earlier (+5.8 percent).
Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) decreased by 1,036 persons (-5.5 percent) to 17,871. Compared to April 2015, this represents an increase of 389 people (+2.2 percent).
Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent in a month earlier.