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Romania's jobless rate edges down at 5.3% m/m in June

Romania's jobless rate edges down at 5.3% m/m in June Romania jobless rate June Source: INS

BUCHAREST (Romania), August 1 (SeeNews) - Romania's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in June, down compared to 5.4% the previous month, the national statistical office, INS, said on Monday, citing provisional data.

On an annual comparison basis, Romania's jobless rate was 0.1 pp lower in June, INS said in a statement.

The number of unemployed people fell to 439,900 in June from 451,000 in May. Also, the number of unemployed people in June remained below the value recorded for the same month of the previous year, of 443,300.

The jobless rate among women was 4.6% versus 5.8% among men.

The unemployment rate among adults aged between 25 and 74 was estimated at 4.2%. The percentage of unemployed people aged between 25 and 74 in the total number of unemployed was 74.4% in June.

Romania's workforce is estimated at about 9 million out of a population of some 19.3 million.