There were 923.2 thousand unemployed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 19.7 percent and to a quarterly increase of 6.0 percent (more 152.2 thousand and 52.3 thousand people, respectively).
There were 4.5 million employed people, which corresponds to a year-on-year decrease of 4.3 percent and to a quarterly decrease of 2.7 percent (less 203.6 thousand and 124.5 thousand people, respectively).
The average unemployment rate for 2012 was 15.7 percent, recording an increase of 2.9 percentage points from the previous year. There were 860.1 thousand unemployed people, up 21.8 percent from the previous year (more 154.0 thousand people). The employed population recorded an annual decrease of 4.2 percent (less 202.3 thousand people).