The National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced that Romania’s employment rate for the working-age group (15 – 64 years) in Q1 2021 was 60.8%, down from 65.8% in the previous quarter, while the unemployment rate increased to 6.1% from 5.2%.
The employment rate was higher for males 70.3% compared to 51% for females and urban employment (66.5%) was higher compared to rural areas (54%), according to a press release.
INS stated that the employment rate for the working-age population was 65.9% in the first quarter of 2021 and the employment rate for young people (15 – 24 years) was 21.4%.
The gap between male and female unemployment rates was 0.9 percentage points (6.5% for men compared to 5.6% for women), while by residential areas it was 5.9 percentage points (9.5% in rural areas, compared to 3.6% in urban areas).
The unemployment rate was reached the highest (21.5%) among young people (15 – 24 years).
The rate of the productive population (15-64 years) was 64.7% in the first quarter of 2021 and 70% for the 20-64 age group.