Employment and Unemployment
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Active population (labour force), thousand persons 1982.7 1911.9 1908.7 1944.7 1971.8 1970.9 1988.2 2004.5 1978.6 1984.6 2018.0 1996.2 1983.1 1939.9
Employed, thousand persons 1683.0 1618.0 1577.3 1597.3 1611.0 1627.8 1643.5 1659.4 1643.4 1694.4 1733.8 1717.3 1706.6 1694.2
Unemployed, thousand persons 299.7 293.9 331.4 347.4 360.8 343.1 344.8 345.1 335.2 290.2 284.2 278.9 276.4 245.7
Unemployment rate, percentage 15.1 15.4 17.4 17.9 18.3 17.4 17.3 17.2 16.9 14.6 14.1 14.0 13.9 12.7