The number of employed in October 2010 (seasonably adjusted data) results substantially stable compared to September and decreases by 0.1% compared to October 2009. The employment rate (57%) is the same as in September and decreased by 0.1% compared to the same period in the previous year. The number of people seeking employment increased by 4.5% compared to September and by 5.7% compared to October 2009. The unemployment rate (8.6%) increased by 0.3% compared to September, while compared to October 2009 it shows an increase by 0.4%. The youth unemployment rate is 26.2%, decreased by 0.4% compared to the previous month and by 1% compared to October 2009.