Unemployment unchanged at 7.7%
The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.7% of the civilian labor force in October, amounting to 233,000 persons, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported today.
The Central Bureau of Statistics also revised upwards its unemployment figures for August to 7.7% from 7.6%.
The unemployment jumped from 6% in August 2008 to 7.9% in April-May 2009, when it stabilized, and then began to slowly decline in June.
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