Further Increase in Unemployment

Politics ♦ Published: September 3, 2012; 20:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the end of August 2012, 289,000 persons were looking for a job in Austria. At the same time, employment still grows.

Further Increase in Unemployment / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Arne Müseler / www.arne-mueseler.de [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)]

Today, the Ministry of Social Affairs published the labor market statistics for August. Both employment and unemployment increased against August 2011. Austria´s unemployment quota was up to 6.2% (according to national calculation standards).

Last month, 232,661 persons were officially unemployed (+6.1%). The number of trainees was up by 4.3% to 56,562. In total, 289,223 persons…