According to the LFS data, in the third quarter 2022, the number of the employed amounted to 2 942 000, and number of the unemployed to 288 900. Employment rate for the mentioned period amounted to 50.8%, and relative to the third quarter 2021 it is bigger for 0.9 percentage points (p p) and relative to the second quarter 2022 it is smaller for 0.1 p p. Unemployment rate amounted to 8.9% and relative to the third quarter 2021 it is smaller for 1.6 p p, while relative to the second quarter 2022 it remains unchanged.
In the third quarter of 2022, compared to the third quarter of 2021, total population aged 15 and over decreased by -63 900, where population outside the labour force decreased by -28 800 and the contingent of active population decreased by -35 100. Within active population it comes to the year-on-year decrease in the number of the unemployed for -52 600, while the year-on-year increase in the number of the employed is +17 500. Within total employment, it comes to the increase of formal employment (+36 700) and decrease of informal employment (-19 100).
In the third quarter of 2022, compared to the third quarter of 2021, unemployment decreased by -52 600 (-15.4%), predominantly in the population with secondary and tertiary education, where the number of the unemployed went down by -42 800 in an one-year period. Among the male population the number of the unemployed decreased by -17 600 (-10.6%), while the number of unemployed women decreased by -35 000 (-20.0%).