In July, There were 139,310 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 183 more persons (+0.1 percent) than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 5,556 persons (+4.2 percent).
The number of jobseekers reached 199,347, a decrease of 1,784 persons compared with June while it increased by 8,408 compared with the same period last year (+4.4 percent).
Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) increased by 1,316 persons (+8.3 percent) to 17,107. Compared with July 2015, this represents a decrease of 75 people (-0.4 percent).
Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent, unchanged from the previous two months.