The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 209,700 in May 2015, a decrease of 300 on a monthly basis and a decrease of 40,500 when compared to May 2014.
While seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males decreased to 11.0 percent from 11.1 percent in April, for females it was up by 1 p.p. when compared to 8.2 percent last month. The number of males unemployed was 129,600 (-1,500 when compared to April), while the number of females unemployed increased by 1,100 to 80,000.
Youth unemployment rate was 20.2 percent, down from 20.7 percent last month.