Sunday, February 1, 2009
According to Eurostat the number of jobless people grew to 75,420 by the end of 2008, which represents 9.2% of working population.
Mid-2008 the unemplyment rate was at 4.7%. That number doubled in the other half of the year.
In November the Ministry of Finance forecasted this year’s jobless rate to be 8.6% and that will grow to 9.3% in 2010.