Bosnia's Federation jobless rate grows in January

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The registered unemployment rate in Bosnia's Federation edged up month-on-month to 38.6% in January, from 38.3% in December, the entity's Statistical Office (BHAS) said.

The number of unemployed people added 0.5% month-on-month in January, to 324,862, whereas the number of employed people fell 0.7% to 516,137.

Among women, unemployment edged up to 46.5% in January from 46.3% a month earlier. In a separate statement, the Sarajevo-based statistics agency said that the average net monthly salary in Bosnia's Federation was BAM 974 (EUR 498) in January, a real 3.3% higher than a year earlier. On a monthly basis, the average net monthly salary fell by 2.2% in real terms in January. The average gross salary amounted to BAM 1,511, down a real 1.7% m/m and 4% higher year-on-year in January.

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

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