The unemployment rate in Mogilev Region fell by 0.3 percentage points since early this year to reach 1.2% as of December 1 2007, the regional employment service told Interfax.
As of late November 2007, the number of the unemployed stood at 5,900 people, specified the source. 68.4% of the unemployed are women.
There were 1.1 unemployed persons per one vacancy registered with the state employment agencies (1.9 as of early 2007). 78.3% of vacancies were manual labour jobs.
In the meantime, in January-November 2007 state employment agencies assisted over 25 thousand people in finding a job.
Over the period in question there were created 16,500 new jobs in Mogilev Region.