Unemployment has risen by 0,8% within the last year: 14,692 people were without a job in September, 110 more than the previous year.

The current unemployment rate lies at 5,3%, reports Statec.

During the month of September 2019, ADEM registered 3,112 new resident jobseekers, an increase of 25%, and 605 registrations of non-resident jobseekers were made, an increase of 124.1% since September last year.

The number of people in an employment measure was 4,164 as at 30 September 2019, 2% less - 81 people -  than 12 years previously.

Employers also declared a total of 3,407 job vacancies to ADEM, 173 or 5.3% more than last year.

The areas that are seeking out applicants are in IT, accounting and stonemasonry, secretarial jobs and work in the catering industry.

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