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May 16, 2021

Unemployment rate at national level hits 4.99pct in July

The unemployment rate at national level in July recorded 4.99pct, higher by 0.05pct as compared to June 2015, and smaller by 0.11pct as against July 2014, a release by the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) sent to Agerpres on Friday informs.

The total number of ANOFM records’ unemployed, in July 2015, was 451,168 persons, on an uptrend by 4,465 persons as compared to June 2015. The biggest weight among the jobless is given by the non-paid, namely 81.38pct, or 367,150 persons, respectively. The number of the unemployed with social benefits in July reached 84,018 persons.

By genders, July vs June 2015, the men’s unemployment rose by 0.01pct, to 5.33pct, while the women’s unemployment increased by 0.10pct, to 4.60pct.

The highest number of unemployed continues to be recorded by the group of age from 40 to 49 years, 121,482 persons, followed by the group between 30 to 39 years (93,046 persons) and the over 55 years of age (70,575 persons), the fewest unemployed being in the group of age from 25 to 29 years (34,304 persons).

The unemployed with no diplomas and those with primary, secondary and vocational education make the highest weight among the jobless in the ANOFM records (75.28pct). The unemployed with a high school diploma and post-high school diploma count for 19.87pct of the jobless registered, while the unemployed with a university degree make 4.85pct of the total.

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