Unemployment rate shows steady decline

08-06-2011

Czech unemployment declined for a fourth consecutive month in May, data from the Labor Ministry showed Wednesday. The jobless rate fell to 8.2 percent, in line with expectations, from 8.6 percent in the previous month. A year ago, the rate was 8.7 percent. The unemployment rate for women was 9.5 percent and that for men came in at 7.2 percent. Analysts predict a further decline in the coming months, largely due to seasonal employment.