Key findings: P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), 4th Quarter 2019

The fourth quarter of 2019 indicate that the official unemployment rate remain unchanged (29,1%) compared to the third quarter of 2019. The results further indicate that the number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to 16,4 million and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 8 000 to 6,7 million in Q4: 2019 compared to Q3: 2019, resulting in an increase of 38 000 in the labour force. Employment increased in two of the four sectors in Q4: 2019. The formal sector recording the largest employment increase of 117 000 followed by Agriculture (6 000). Employment in the informal sector declined by 77 000 and remain unchanged in the Private households.