According to the latest data from the National Institute for Statistics (INS), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, at the same level compared to the previous month and increasing by 0.1 percentage points over the level recorded in September 2014.
The unemployment level has stayed at the same level since the beginning of the year. In January there was an increase to 6.9 percent from 6.6 percent in December, the numbers staying the same in February and then dropping slightly to 6.8 percent in March and continuing at this level until September.
The number of unemployed persons (aged 15‐74 years) estimated for September current year is of 627 thousand persons, showing a slight increase compared to the previous month (626 thousand persons) as well as compared to the same month of the previous year (619 thousand persons).
By gender, men had a largest share in the unemployed category, with 2.5 percent more men than women being unemployed (the values concerned are 7.9 percent for men and 5.4 percent for women).
Men’s unemployment rate has been on a slightly ascending path, climbing steadily from 7.5 percent in January, while women’s unemployment rate has been slowly declining from 6.1 percent at the beginning of the year.
The unemployment rate of adult persons (aged 25‐74 years) was estimated at 5.7 percent for September 2015 (6.8 percent in the case of men and 4.2 percent for women). The rate of unemployment for this category has gone up 0.2 percentage points since the beginning of the year.
The number of unemployed aged 25‐74 years accounts for 77.1 percent of the total number of unemployed estimated for September 2015.