OAED: Registered unemployment grew 1.42 pct in October from September

Registered unemployment grew 1.42 pct in October from September, or by 12,350 persons, OAED (the Workforce Employment Organization) said on Friday.

The number of registered unemployed people was 884,331 in October, from 871,981 in September, of which 54.29 pct are registered unemployed for more than 12 months. A 62.74 pct of registered unemployed people are women, while the unemployment rate in the 30-44 age group was 40.32 pct. The number of people receiving unemployment benefit was 99,426 in October, down 36,697 or 26.96 pct, from September.