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Unemployment rate estimated at 9.8%
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Unemployment rate estimated at 9.8% - 3rd Quarter 2009
17 November 2009

Summary
The unemployment rate estimated for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was 9.8%. This value is up 2.1 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2008 and 0.7 p.p. from the previous quarter. The number of unemployed was estimated to reach 547.7 thousand individuals, having increased by 26.3% from the same quarter of the previous year, and by 7.9% from the previous quarter. The number of employed decreased by 3.4%, compared with the same quarter of 2008, and by 1.2%, compared with the previous quarter.

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