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|24 September 2018, 8:17 PM|
By Jerom Bolt
The national unemployment rate was 3.46% in August, down by 0.04 percentage points (pp) as compared to the previous month and 0.72 pp below the value of the same period last year, informs National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) through a press release.
The total number of unemployed by the end of August 2018, of 302,589, decreased by 2,780 compared to the one recorded at the end of the previous month.
Of the total number of registered unemployed, 55,053 were unemployed and 247,536 were unpaid. Compared with the previous month, the male unemployment rate decreased from 3.59% in July 2018 to 3.54% and the female unemployment rate went down from 3.38% in July 2018 to 3, 37%.
Depending on the residence environment, the number of unemployed at the end of August is as follows: 89,202 unemployed come from urban areas and 213,387 unemployed people come from rural areas.
Most unemployed were between 40 and 49 years of age (83,852), followed by those in the 30-39 age group (56,011), with the opposite number being between 25-29 years old (18,070).
Regarding the structure of unemployment by level of education, the unemployed with gymnasium level have the highest share in the total number of unemployed registered in the ANOFM records (33,44%). Unemployed without education and those with primary education represent 29.38% of the total number of registered unemployed and those with university studies 5.18%.
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