The statistical office published its latest data on the labour market evolution. Labour market participation is still low and the unemployment stays at a very high level (14.7% by the end of 2017). Compared to the third quarter 2017, employment decreased in the fourth quarter by 118 300. The highest part (86%) was due to the seasonal character of the jobs in agriculture, forestry and fishery and in households producing goods and services. Unemployment increased, compared to 2016, with 1.6%.
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