Press Release - Labour Market, 2017
Over the year 2017, according to Labour Force Survey estimates, labour force is 1,385 thousand persons. Females account for 42.6 % of the labour force and males 57.4 %. Employed are 1,195 thousand persons, from which females account for 43.2 % and males 56.8 %. The number of unemployed is estimated 190 thousand persons, of which 39 % are females and 61 % are males.
The labour force participation rate for the population aged 15-64 years old is 66.8 %. For male population aged 15-64, the labour force participation rate is 18.1 percentage points higher than females.
The employment rate for the population aged 15-64 years old is 57.4 %. Employment rate for females is 50.3 % and for males 64.3 %. The gender gap in employment for this age-group is 14.0 percentage points.
The agricultural and services sectors have the highest share of employed with respectively 42.4 % and 38.2 % of the total employment. According to the 2017 survey estimates, it results that 44.1 % of employed are employees, 35.8 % are self-employed (with employees or without employees) and 20.1 % are contributing family workers.