The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic grew slightly in December, rising to 5.2 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month.

Officials from the Office of Labour said on Monday that the development was typical of the end of the year when seasonal work ends, and that the figure was still the best recorded for December since 2008. The number of people out of work last month was just over 381,000.

The male employment rate came in at 79.9 percent, whereas the female employment rate came in at 65.5 percent, both seasonally adjusted. The employment rate of persons aged between 15 and 29 years came in at 48.6 percent, whereas in the age group between 30-49 years it came in at 87.3 percent.


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