Registered unemployment up in June

Registered unemployment fell 3.16 pct to 1,126,173 in June 2020, from 1,163,955 in May 2020 and rose from 938,812 in June last year (up 19.96 pct), Manpower Employment Authority said on Monday.

More specifically, the number of unemployed people seeking jobs in June was 1,068,856, of whom 536,144 (50.16 pct) were registered for more than 12 months. Of the total, 391,401 (36.62 pct) were men and 677,455 (63.38 pct) were women.

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits totaled 171,521 in June.