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N. Macedonia's jobless numbers fall 10.4% y/y in Sept

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SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), October 15 (SeeNews) - There were 135,605 jobless people registered with labour offices in search of a job in North Macedonia at the end of September, down from 151,359 a year earlier, the government's employment agency said on Friday.

On a monthly comparison basis, the number of unemployed people edged down 1.5% in September, according to data published by the employment agency.

North Macedonia registered its first Covid-19 case in late February 2020. Since then, the government has implemented a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including temporary closure of shops, restaurants, bars and other public venues.

The country's economy shrank by an estimated 4.5% in real terms in 2020, the statistical office said earlier, citing preliminary data.

In April, the government adopted a sixth package of measures worth 17.8 million euro ($20.6 million) to support the companies and citizens most affected by the pandemic.

($ = 0.8622 euro)