The unemployment rate in Mogilev Region fell by 0.2 percentage points in Q1 2008 to 1.3% as of March 1, 2008, the regional employment service told Interfax.
As of late March 2008, the number of the unemployed stood at 6,300 people, specified the source. 66.8% of the unemployed are women.
60% of the unemployed get allowances, the source reported.
There were 1.2 unemployed persons per one vacancy registered with the state employment agencies (1.7 as of late March 2007). 76.8% of vacancies were manual labour jobs.
In January-March 2008 state employment agencies assisted over 5,700 people in finding a job.