Romanian jobless rate decrease in January

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Romania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched lower to 3.9% in January, the lowest in three months, from an upwardly revised 4% in the previous month, figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) showed on Tuesday. 

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The number of unemployed fell by 16,000 to 350,0000. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate was lower for men (4.3% vs 4.7%) while increased for women (3.3% vs 3.2%).

In a separate statement the Bucharest-based agency said that producer prices in Romania rose 4.47% year-on-year in January, following a 3.91% rise in December.

Prices for domestic market and non-domestic market increased by 5.05% and 4.22%, respectively. Among the main industrial groups, prices for energy grew by 8.73% and those of capital goods and non-durable consumer goods grew 5.44% and 5.42%, respectively.

Prices for both durable consumer goods and intermediate goods grew by 3.15% and 0.86%, respectively. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices rose 1.43% in January, INS said.

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