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Romania's jobless rate stays flat at 5.3% in Oct

Romania's jobless rate stays flat at 5.3% in Oct Source: INS

BUCHAREST (Romania), December 2 (SeeNews) - Romania's unemployment rate stood at 5.3% in October, unchanged from the September level, the national statistical office, INS, said on Wednesday, citing provisional data.

On an annual comparison basis, Romania's jobless rate was 0.2 percentage points higher in October 2021, INS said in a statement.

The statistics office revised the unemployment rate for September to 5.3% from 5%.

There were 438,000 unemployed people in Romania in October, up from 436,000 in September.

The jobless rate among women was 4.8% versus 5.7% among men.

The unemployment rate among adults aged between 25 and 74 was estimated at 4.3%. The percentage of unemployed people aged between 25 and 74 in the total number of unemployed was 75% in October.

Romania's workforce is estimated at about 9 million out of a population of some 19.5 million.

(1 euro = 4.9490 lei)