September 21, 2018

July-September – Unemployment rate stagnated in Romania

The National Statistics Institute (INS) announced yesterday that the unemployment rate of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) stagnated in July-September against the previous quarter, to 7.2 %, but is higher than in Q3 of the previous year, when the indicator calculated following ILO criteria stood at 6.9 %. On gender basis, the gap between the two ILO unemployment rates was 1.2 % (7.8 % for men, vs. 6.6 % for women) while depending on the areas of residence it reached 3.8 % (8.9 % urban vs. 5.1 % rural). In Q3, Romania’s active population amounted to 9.949 million people, of which 9.231 million were occupied and 718,000 were ILO jobless.

Source: Nine o’clock (read more)

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