- In October 2018, the unemployment rate was 8.7 percent which represents a reduction of 180 bps relative to the 10.5 percent recorded in October 2017.
- The largest change in employment by industry group was in ‘Real Estate, Renting & Business Activities’ which increased by 9,700 persons, (11.9%) moving from 81,700 in October 2017 to 91,400 in October 2018.
- The increase in employment for females was more than twice that of males, the number of employed males increased by 4,300 to 672,400 and employed females by 10,100 to 547,300.
- It must also be noted that there was a reduction in the number of unemployed persons and a simultaneous decline in the labor force.
(Source: STATIN Press Release)