The number of unemployed persons went up by 124 thousand to 3.251 million and employment rose by 1.05 million to 28.7 million. The employment rate increased to 48 percent from 47.1 percent and the labour increase reached 53.4 percent (52.4 percent in June of 2016). There were 27.9 million people detached form the labour force, barely unchanged from 27.908 a year earlier.
Employment increased in construction (0.1 percentage point) and services (0.5 percentage point) but fell in agriculture (-0.1 percentage point) and in industry (-0.5 percentage point). According to the distribution of employment by sector; 20.1 percent was employed in agriculture; 18.8 percent in industry; 7.6 percent in construction and 53.6 percent in services.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent in June from 11.3 percent in May.