In its July 2014 Labour Force Survey, STATIN says there were 179,000 unemployed persons in the country compared to 201,600 in July 2013.
Unemployment among youth age 14-24 was recorded at 34.1 per cent for July 2014. This represented a 4.2 percentage point decrease compared to 38.3 percent recorded in July 2013.
Overall, the survey shows a decrease in unemployment for males and females by 15.7 and 7.7 per cent, respectively.
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