The number of unemployed persons totaled 1,178 thousand people, up by 189 thousand persons or 19.1 percent year-on-year.
The economically inactive population totaled 16,346 thousand people in February, decreasing 606 thousand persons or 3.6 percent year-on-year.
The number of employed persons totaled 24,819 thousand persons in February, which went up by 835 thousand persons or 3.5 percent year-on-year.
The wholesale and retail sector was the biggest job creator, adding 328,000 more jobs in February compared with a year earlier.
The number of regular employees increased 5.6 percent yoy to 11970 thousand while the number of self-employed workers decreased slightly by 0.2 percent.
The economically active population marked 25,997 thousand in February and grew by 1,024 thousand persons or 4.1 percent year-on-year.