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Unemployment Edges Lower in March

Ljubljana, 18 May (STA) - Slovenia's registered unemployment rate edged 0.1 percentage points lower to 10.6% in March, the first decrease since August 2009, the Statistics Office said Tuesday.

The jobless total dropped by 900 to 98,900 whereas the number of persons in paid employment rose by about 0.1 percent to 837,000.

Unemployment among men and women alike decreased by 0.1 percentage points over the month before, to 10% and 11.2% respectively.

The Statistics Office said it was encouraging that unemployment in Pomurje, the region with the highest registered unemployment rate in the country, fell for the second month in a row.

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