The total number of the unemployed registered with the county employment agencies at end-July 2014 was 460,990, up 19,389 from the previous month, the National Employment Agency (ANOFM) reported on Wednesday.
Broken down by gender, male unemployment increased from 5.35 percent in June to 5.52 percent in July, while female unemployment rose from 4.33 percent in June to 4.60 percent.
By age categories, end-July statistics are as follows: there were 77,008 jobless aged less than 25; 34,479 in the 25 – 29 age category; 98,458 in the 30 – 39 age category; 123,979 in the 40 – 49 age category; 59,962 were in the 50 – 55 age category; 67,104 were aged over 55.
In terms of education, the jobless people with no education and those with primary, secondary and vocational education level hold the highest share of the all officially registered unemployed (72.48 percent), those with high school and post high school education account for 21.69 percent, while the unemployed university graduates stand for 5.83 percent.
Of the total number of unemployed registered nationwide, 111,954 collect an unemployment benefit and 349,036 do not collect such payment.
The nationwide unemployment rate registered at the end of July 2014 was 5.09 percent, 0.22 percent up from the figure registered in June, and 0.20 percent less year-on-year.