Labour market status of the population - preliminary results of the National Census 2021

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The presented news release shows the preliminary results of the National Population and Housing Census 2021 (NSP 2021) the situation of the population in the labour market. The observation period was a week preceding the critical moment of the census, i.e. 25–31 March 2021, while the survey covered persons aged 15 years and more. Compared with the results of the census from 2011, there was observed a growth in the number of employed persons by 13.8% and a drop in the number of unemployed persons by 68.6%.

In the last week of March 2021, the number of economically active persons aged 15 years and more comprised 17 773.6 thousand. Within the scope of this population, 17 130.1 thousand constituted employed persons, while 643.5 thousand – unemployed persons. Unemployment rate, determined as the share of unemployed persons in the total number of economically active persons, accounted for 3.6%.