Registered unemployment up in August

Registered unemployment totaled 1,090,133 in August from 1,095,997 in July 2020 (-0.54 pct) and 961,749 in August 2019 (+13.35 pct), the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) said in a report on Friday.
The number of registered unemployed people seeking job totaled 1,036,582 in August, of which 536,423 (51.75 pct) were long-term unemployed (more than 12 months). Men totaled 360,166 (34.75 pct) and women 676,416 (65.25 pct).
The number of unemployed not seeking job totaled 53,551 in August, of which 17,202 women (32.12 pct) and 36,349 (67.88 pct) men.
The number of unemployed people receiving unemployment benefit totaled 143,005 in August.