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July unemployment rate at 6.4% and August provisional rate at 6.2%
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July unemployment rate at 6.4% and August provisional rate at 6.2% - August 2019
27 September 2019

Summary

In July 2019, the unemployment rate was 6.4%, corresponding to a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the previous month, 0.2 pp from three months before and 0.4 pp from the same month of 2018. That value corresponds also to a downwards revision of 0.1 pp of the provisional estimate released one month ago.
In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 5.0 thousand people (1.5%) and the employed population has increased by 11.4 thousand people (0.2%).
The provisional unemployment rate estimate for August 2019 was 6.2% and decreased by 0.2 pp from the previous month.


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