In the second quarter of 2014, the employment rate for working age population (15-64 years) was 61.2%. The unemployment rate1was 6.7%.
The employment rate for the population aged 20-64 years was 66.0%, at a distance of 4.0 percentage points of the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020.
In the second quarter of 2014, the economically active population of Romania was 9302 thousand persons, out of which 8678 thousand employed persons and 624 thousand unemployed persons.
The economic dependence ratio (number of inactive and unemployed persons per 1000 employed persons) was 1298‰, higher for female persons (1679‰), as well as for those from urban area (1310‰).
The activity rate for working age population (15-64 years) was 65.8%.
In the second quarter of 2014, the employment rate for working age population (15-64 years) was 61.2%, increasing as against the one recorded during previous quarter (1.7 percentage points).
The employment degree was higher for men (68.8% as against 53.6% for women) and for residents from rural area (62.7% as against 60.1% in urban area).
The employment rate for youth (15-24 years) was 21.8%.
Unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2014 was 6.7%, decreasing as compared to the previous quarter (7.2%).
By sex, the gap between the two unemployment rates was 1.5 percentage points (7.4% for men as against 5.9% for women), while by residential area it was 3.7 percentage points (8.4% for urban area, as against 4.7% for rural
The unemployment rate reached the highest level (23.9%) among young persons (15-24 years).