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Romania’s unemployment rate edged down to 3.9% in December compared to 4% in the previous month, the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on January 30, citing provisional data.

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There were 354,000 unemployed people in Romania in December, down from 366,000 in November, and lower than 359,000 in December 2018.

The jobless rate among women was 3.4% versus 4.2% among men in December 2019. The unemployment rate among adults aged between 25 and 74 was estimated at 2.9%. The percentage of unemployed people aged between 25 and 74 in the total number of unemployed was 68.7%, INS said.