The average monthly unemployment rate dropped to 7.2% in 2017, its lowest level since 2008. For comparison in 2016, the average monthly unemployment rate was 8.7%, the press office of the National Employment Agency said.
As of end-December 2017, the number of people registered with employment offices across the country was 232,066, down by about 29,000 people or 11.1% on an annual basis.
12,681 people found a job in December. The number of job vacancies in December was 7,674, with highest numbers registered in manufacturing (2,513) and trade (1,196).
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