Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate – 5.2% in June

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 5.2% in June this year, a level similar to that recorded in the previous month, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics released on Thursday.

The estimated number of unemployed (aged 15-74) for June was of 467,000 people, up from the previous month (463,000 people) and the same month last year (343,000 people).

By sex, the unemployment rate for men exceeded by 0.5 percentage points that of women (the values being 5.5% for males and 5% for females).

For adults (25-74 years), the unemployment rate was estimated at 4% for June 2020 (4.2% for men and 3.7% for women).

The number of unemployed aged 25-74 represents 71.1% of the total number of unemployed estimated for June 2020.

The unemployment rate represents the share of the unemployed in the active population.

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