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Moldova jobless rate falls in Q2

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Moldova's unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in the second quarter of 2021 from 4.2% in the prior-year period, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.

In the first quarter of 2021, unemployment rate was 4.3%. The number of unemployed in the country of 2.6 million people was 31,400 at the end of June, down from 36,200 at the end of the second quarter last year.

Moldova's workforce fell to 874,900 million people at the end of June from 857,700 in the same period of 2020.

Unemployment among men was 3.5% versus 3.7% among women. The jobless rate was 4.4% in urban areas and 3% in rural areas. 

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