In April, there were 2,594 thousand unemployed persons. Among the unemployed persons, 63.2 percent were males. The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 50.1 percent, while the age group 25 to 34 was at 28.3 percent. By educational attainment, 23.1 percent of the unemployed were college graduates, 13.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 42.6 percent were high school graduates.
The number of underemployed was 7,351 persons. More than 54.2 percent worked for less than 40 hours a week. 35.5 percent of underemployed worked in the agriculture sector, while 45.7 percent were in the services sector. Those in the industry sector accounted for 18.9 percent.
There were 39,916 thousand employed persons. 56.7 percent worked in the services sector, 25.0 percent in agriculture and the remaining 18.3 percent in the industry sector .
The labour force participation rate came in at 63.7 percent, as compared to 64.6 percent a year ago.