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Bosnia's Federation jobless rate falls in September

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The registered unemployment rate in Bosnia's Federation fell to 36.5% in September from 37.3% in August, data from the entity's Agency for Statistics (BHAS) show.

Among women, the unemployment rate was 44.2% in September, down from 45.4% in August.

The number of unemployed people in the Federation fell 2.1% month-on-month in September to 305,395, whereas the number of employed people rose to 531,024, up 1.3% compared to August. The registered unemployment rate is calculated as the ratio of the number of unemployed to total active population.

A separate report from the Sarajevo-based statistics agency showed the average net monthly salary in the Federation amounted to BAM 998 (EUR 510) in September, up 0.7% year-on-year in real terms. Month-on-month, the average net monthly salary fell 1.1% in real terms. In September, the average gross salary amounted to BAM 1,543 (EUR 787.4), down by a real 1.2% month-on-month and 1.1% higher year-on-year.

The Federation is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic. 

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