Czech Jobless Rate Rises in December

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The Czech unemployment rate increased to 3.7% in December, matching market expectations, and compared to 3.5% in the previous month, figures from the labor office showed Tuesday.

In the corresponding month last year, the jobless rate was also 3.7%. There were 279,227 unemployed people in December, up from 263,226 a month ago.

The labor office reported that by the end of December, job offices had registered a total of 271,789 vacancies, indicating 6,919 fewer vacancies than in the preceding month. 

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