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Bosnia's Federation jobless rate edges down in Sept

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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), November 18 (SeeNews) - The registered jobless rate in Bosnia's Federation edged down to 36.7% at the end of September from 37.0% a month earlier, the entity's statistical agency said.

Unemployment among women fell to 44.6% in September from 45.4% in August, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

The number of unemployed dropped 0.5% on the month to 309,493 in September.

At the same time, the number of employed people rose by 0.9% month-on-month to 534,031 in September. The active population increased by 0.4% to 843,524 people.

The registered unemployment rate is calculated as a ratio of the number of unemployed to the total active population.

The Federation is one of two autonomous entities making up Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic.