The unemployment rate was adjusted from 6.6 percent in May 2016, an increase of 0.2 percent compared to the previous month (6.4 percent), said on Friday the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
According to the source, the number of employees (with ages between 17-74 years) estimated for May is 581,000 persons, an increase from April 573,000 persons, but a decrease compared with the same month of the previous year (622,000 persons).
For the adults (25-74 years), the unemployment rate was estimated to 5.5 percent, for May (6.3 percent for males and 4.5 percent for women). The number of unemployed people between 25-74 years represents 78.3 percent from the number of unemployed people is estimated for May.
On genders, the unemployment rate for males overgrew 1.7 percent the women (values comprised between 7.3 percent for males and 5.6 percent for women).