Czech Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Ticks up in August

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The Czech unemployment rate edged up to 3.4% in August from 3.3% in the previous month, the country's Labor Office announced on Thursday.

The number of job seekers rose by 11,000 from the prior month to 251.800 individuals, whilst the number of job vacancies decreased for the sixth straight month to 312,327.

According to the Labor Office, it is normal to see a slight rise in unemployment during this time of the year.

In August of the last year, the unemployment rate was slightly higher at 3.6%. 

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