Austria: Unemployment Will Not Stop Increasing

People ♦ Published: October 1, 2013; 10:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

In September, the number of persons unemployed continued to increase while employment rose slightly. In total, a number of 335,661 persons were jobless which makes an increase of 13.8 percent on an annual comparison.

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According to Tuesday’s press release of the Social Ministry, 261,259 persons were registered unemployed, which is an increase of 14.1 percent while 74,402 were in training (+ 12.9 percent). The unemployment quota according to national definition came at 6.9 percent (+ 0.8 percentage points), as announced by the Social Ministry.

The biggest growth rates were registered among the…