The unemployment rate in Mogilev Region fell by 0.2 percentage points in January-April 2008 to 1.2% as of May 1, 2008, the regional employment service told Interfax.
As of late April 2008, the number of the unemployed stood at 5,900 people, specified the source. 66.1% of the unemployed are women.
60% of the unemployed get allowances, the source reported.
There were 1.1 unemployed persons per one vacancy registered with the state employment agencies (1.3 as of late April 2007). 76.8% of vacancies were manual labour jobs.
In January-April 2008 state employment agencies assisted over 13,500 people in finding a job.