Stats Office: Average unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in 3Q08

The unemployment rate continued to fall in the third quarter, recording a drop of 2.2 points year-on-year to 9 percent on average over the period, the Statistics Office reported on November 4.

The unemployment rate continued to fall in the third quarter, recording a drop of 2.2 points year-on-year to 9 percent on average over the period, the Statistics Office reported on November 4.

The number of unemployed persons fell by 18.1 percent to 244,100. Over the first nine months of 2009, the number of those without jobs fell by 10.9 percent year-on-year to 265,100 on average, and the unemployment rate decreased by 1.4 points to 9.9 percent year-on-year. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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