Monthly Bulletin. Employment. Monthly statistics of registered unemployed in the Community.
At the end of March 1982 there were 10.5 million registered unemployed persons in the European Community of the 'Nine', amounting to 9.5% of the civilian working popu-lation. The decrease in the number of registered unemployed, which is normal at the end of Winter and beginning of Spring, is less marked than usual this year. When the fi-gures are corrected for seasonal variation there is thus a further increase compared with the previous month. However, although the seasonally-adjusted figures have been rising regularly by about 2% per month since mid-1980, this is now the second month in which the rate of growth appears to have slowed to about 1%.