Employment rate of working-age population in Romania reaches 58.8%

The employment rate of the working-age population in Romania, those aged between 15 and 64, was of 58.8 percent in 2010, slightly up compared to 2009, according to the National Statistics Institute. The employment rate of those aged 20-64 years was 63.3 percent,  6.7 percentage points below the national target of 70 percent, set in the context of the Europe Strategy 2020.

In 2010, Romania had 9.96 million active people, of which 9.24 million people employed and 725,000 unemployed, according to the International Labour Office. Although down from last year, employees still have the largest share, of 65.6 percent. 30.1 percent of the total employed persons were working in agriculture, 28.7 percent, in industry and constructions, and 41.2 percent in the services sector.

The unemployment rate was of 7.3 percent, up from the previous year, according to the International Labor Office. Among men, the unemployment rate was with 1.4 percentage points higher than among women, reaching 7.9 percent, compared to 6.5 percent for women. Statistics also show that urban unemployment was of 9.1 percent, while the unemployment rate in rural areas was of 5 percent.

The long-term unemployment rate was of 2.5 percent, while on the youth segment, those aged between 15 and 24, it reached 13 percent.

The original Statistics Institute Information (in Romanian, pdf), here.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(foto source: sxc.hu)

Romania Insider
Free Newsletters

Be up to speed with what’s happening in Romania! Choose from our 7 newsletters, covering the entire array of business, social, politics, and entertainment news

Subscribe now