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N. Macedonia's jobless numbers fall 12.7% y/y in Oct

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SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), November 15 (SeeNews) - Unemployed people registered with labour offices in North Macedonia at the end of October numbered 134,219, down from 153,799 a year earlier, the government's employment agency said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, the number of unemployed people edged down 1% in October, 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 ($20.4 million) to support the companies and citizens most affected by the pandemic.

($ = 0.8738 euro)