The total monthly average income of a household in Q3 of 2010 dropped by 4.5 per cent compared to the previous quarter, from RON 2,337 to RON 2,231, and monthly average expenses went up slightly to RON 2,022, accounting for 90.6 per cent of the income, according to a National Statistics Institute (INS) release. The per-person monthly average income was RON 770 and expenses RON 698. In the total income in the form of money averaged RON 1,909 per month, per household (RON 111 per person). On the other hand, the unemployment rate, calculated by the international labour office was 6.9 pc in the third quarter last year, a 0.1 pc increase compared to the similar period in 2009 when unemployment was 6.8 pc, INS reads. The highest unemployment rate was registered among youngsters aged 15-24 years old.