In August there were 136,983 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 3,229 more persons than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 8,549 persons (+6.7 percent).
The number of jobseekers reached 192,669 in August of 2015, more 1,730 persons than in the previous month and 12,789 more than a year earlier (+7.1 percent).
Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) increased by 3'377 persons (+ 19.7 percent) to 20'559. Compared with the previous month, this represents an increase of 1,243 people (+ 6.4 percent).