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Working population (in millions)

 

2002 33.7 
2003 35.1 
2004 35.6 
2005 35.5 
2006 36.2 

 

Unemployment rate (in %)

 

2002 10.6 
2003 10.2 
2004 10.9 
2005 7.7* 
2006 8.0 

 

Underemployment (in %)

 

 

2002 18.9 
2003 15.6 
200418.5 
200521.2*
2006 23.5 


*New criteria for defining unemployment and underemployment have been in force since April 2005.

Distribution of the working population (2006)

 

Farming sector
in millions    11.8
in %            35.6

 

Industry sector

 

in millions    5.1
in %            15.1

 

Service sector

 

in millions    16.4
in %            49.3



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