The unemployment rate stood at 6.7 pc in December

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.7% in December last year, the number of unemployed (aged 15-74 years) being estimated at 626,000 people, up from 621,000 people in November 2015, according to the data released on Tuesday by the National Statistics Institute (INS).
As compared to December 2014, when there were 609,000 unemployed registered, the unemployment rate was up by 0.1 percentage points.
The unemployment rate for men exceeds by 1.7 percentage points the one for women, these values were 7.4% for males and 5.7% for females.
For adults (25-74 years) the unemployment rate was estimated at 5.6% for the month of December 2015 (6.5% for men and 4.5% in women). The number of unemployed aged 25-74 years represents 77.6% of the total number of unemployed estimated for the month of December 2015.

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