In October, the number of unemployed persons declined by 13 thousand to 2.927 million while the number of employed persons went down by 39 thousand to 22.443 million. The employment rate was 56.3 percent (-0.1 p.p. compared to September) and inactivity rate was 36.2 percent (+0.1 p.p.).
Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) increased by 0.3 p.p. to 39.8 percent.
Year-on-year, the number of unemployed fell by 12.3 percent while the number of employed increased by 0.3 percent.