Czech Jobless Rate at 21-Month High in January

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The Czech unemployment rate increased to 3.9% in January, from 3.7% in December, data released by the Czech Labor Office on Wednesday show.

The latest figure pointed to the highest level of jobless rate since April 2021, as the number of unemployed persons rose by 11,256 to 283,059 over the previous month and increased by 15,983 compared to the same month last year, reported the Czech Radio.

At the same time, the number of job vacancies decreased by 7,506 from a month earlier to 281,141 and declined by 70,539 year-on-year.

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