Austria's unemployment continues upward trend in April

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Vienna - XINHUA

The Austrian unemployment rate has continued on its upward trend through April with 1.1 percent more people without work year-on-year, the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) said Monday.

This means there are now 424,697 unemployed persons in the country, making a national total of 9.1 percent as calculated by the Austrian unemployment criteria.

The strongest unemployment increases were seen for persons aged 50 and over, climbing 4.6 percent to just under 98,000 people, while that of young persons, aged 15 to 24, conversely sunk 3.8 percent down to 44,457 people.

Moreover, the unemployment rate for men fell 0.7 percent, while for women it increased 2.1 percent.

Source: XINHUA

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