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Unemployement on the rise: Q1 2005.

According to Central Statistics Office's latest survey in Q1 2005 the number of declared employees reached 3,871 million, the number of jobless were 297,000. This means 7,1% unemployement, which is 45,000 more than a year before, and 3,000 less than in December 2004-2005 February perios with 6,9% unemployement rate. 43,9% of unemployed people were looking for a job at least a year ago. In Q1 2005. 54% of people between ages of 15-74 possessed declared job.