Unemployment rate in January up to 8.7%

Unemployment in Januaryr rose by 0.4 percent m/m to 8.7 percent, according to the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Policy. In year-to-year terms, the rate dropped by 1.5 percentage points.

The number of registered unemployed dropped by 249,300 compared with January 2016. In January, there were 1.4 million unemployed seeking jobs through job offices.

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