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|31 January 2018, 3:03 PM|
By Andra Beltz
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in December last year, by 0.1 percent lower as compared to the previous month, according to data released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Unemployment rate for men was by 1.8 percentage points higher than for women.
The number of unemployed (aged 15-74) estimated for December 2017 stood at 435,000 people, down as compared both to the previous month (443,000) and to the same month of the previous year (493,000).
For adult people (aged 25-74), the unemployment rate was estimated at 3.7 percent for December 2017 (4.5 percent for men and 2.7 percent for women). The number of unemployed people aged 25-74 stood for 74.6 percent of the overall number of unemployed people estimated for December 2017.
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