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Unemployed Figure Down for Fifth Month in a Row

Ljubljana, 07 July (STA) - The number of persons registered as unemployed dropped for the fifth consecutive month in June, dropping by 1.9% over the previous month to 117,352, the Employment Service said Monday.

The number of newly-registered unemployed persons was up by 9.7% to 6,713, while the number of people deleted from the service's registry dropped by 10.5% to 9,031 at the monthly level.

The number of registered unemployed persons in June was the lowest since last September, when it stood at 114,669, but is still 0.3% higher than in June 2013.

The Employment Service says that the drop in the number of unemployed persons in June was expected, given the start of the summer tourist season. A more sustainable reduction in the figure is not expected.

"We estimate that the unemployment figure will stand around 125,000 at the end of 2014," the service recently told the STA.

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