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5.65 pc unemployment rate by end-December 2013

The national unemployment rate reported late December 2013 was 5.65 per cent, 0.05 per cent higher than in the previous month and 0.06 per cent higher than in December 2012, ANOFM (the National Agency for Employment of Romania) informed yesterday. More precisely, a total of 512,333 unemployed persons were registered in county employment agency databases in late December, 4,726 more than in the previous month.
The highest unemployment rates were reached in the following counties: Teleorman (10.66 percent), Vaslui (10.53 per cent), Alba (10.41 per cent), Gorj (8.21 per cent), and Calarasi (8.10 per cent), followed by Dambovita (8.06 per cent) and Olt (8.01 per cent).
A ranking by gender shows the unemployment rate among men in December 2013 went up from 6.01 per cent to 6.18 per cent, while the rate among women dropped from 5.15 per cent to 5.06 per cent. Based on the age group criterion, the December ranking indicates that 90.151 unemployed were under 25 years of age, 30,086 were aged 25 to 30, 110,955 were aged 30 to 40, and 137,337 unemployed were between 40 and 50 years old. 61,352 unemployed were aged 50 to 55 and 74,452 were over 55.
Of the total number of unemployed registered in ANOFM’s databases, 64.49 per cent had received primary and secondary education and professional training, but done no studies, 23.39 per cent had received high school and post-secondary education, and only 7.13 per cent had graduated from a university.

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