Registered unemployment down to 888,089 in August

Registered unemployment totaled 888,089 in August, up from 841,481 in August 2018, but down from 893,310 in July 2019, the workforce employment authority OAED said in a report on Friday.

Registered unemployment totaled 888,089 in August, up from 841,481 in August 2018, but down from 893,310 in July 2019, the workforce employment authority OAED said in a report on Friday.

OAED said a total of 479,485 or 53.99 pct of registered unemployment were registered for more than 12 months. Men accounted for 34.23 pct (303,958), while women for 65.77 pct (583,131) of total registered unemployment. The number of unemployed people seeking jobs was 73,660 in August, down from 76,891 in July and 131,990 in August 2018. The number of people receiving unemployment benefit totaled 138,492.

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