Slight Decrease in Unemployment

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: January 2, 2012; 15:23 ♦ (Vindobona)

In December 2011, the Austrian unemployment rate was 8.2%, which is slightly below the previous year´s level.

Slight Decrease in Unemployment / Picture: ©

After some months of unemployment increase, the number of unemployed persons declined again. At the end of December 2011, the official unemployment rate reached 8.2%, which is a decline by 0.1 percentage points against December 2010.

All in all, 360,600 persons looking for a job were unemployed in December. The number of training participants rose by 9% to 55,830, whereas the…