Employed, unemployed and economically inactive persons (preliminary LFS results) - the third quarter of 2023

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In the third quarter of 2023, economically active persons accounted for 58.4% of the population[1] aged 15-89 years. This indicator increased both compared to the second quarter of 2023 and the third quarter of 2022 (by 0.2 pp. and 0.6 pp., respectively).

In the third quarter of 2023, the number of economically active persons aged 15-89 years amounted to 17 348 thousand, of which: 16 873 thousand constituted employed persons, while 475 thousand - the unemployed. The population of economically inactive persons in the corresponding age group comprised 12 372 thousand persons.

In comparison to the second quarter of 2023 the population of economically active persons increased by 55 thousand, i.e. by 0.3%, however, a much larger increase - by 156 thousand, i.e. 0.9% - was recorded compared to the same period of the previous year.

1 The LFS results refer to the population staying or intending to stay in the country’s territory for at least 12 months, living in private households. The data gathered in the sample survey were generalised on the basis of the balances for which the base (initial base) are the results of the Population and Housing Census 2011 - NSP 2011 (in the later period the results will be recalculated with use of the balances based on the Population and Housing Census 2021 - NSP 2021).

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