In September, the number of unemployed persons declined by 35 thousand to 3.016 million from 3.051 million in August. While the number of employed persons went down by 36 thousand to 22.545 million from 22.581 million in the previous month. Employment rate was 56.5 percent (-0.1 p.p. compared to August) and inactivity rate was 35.8 percent (+0.2 p.p.).
Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) decreased by 0.2 p.p. to 40.5 percent, from 40.7 percent in the previous month.
Year-on-year, the number of unemployed fell by 8.1 percent while the the number of employed increased by 0.9 percent.