The employment rate among the working-age population (15-64) amounted to 61%, according to the National Institute of Statistics.


In 2014, Romania’s active population reached 9.2 million, 8.6 million of whom were employed and 629,000 unemployed.


Some 31% of the total employed population were self-employed and unpaid family workers.


More than half of those aged 55 to 64 were jobless in 2014 (56.9%), whereas the employment rate among young people between 15 and 24 was of 22.5% (source: