The unemployment rate in Mogilev Region fell by 0.5 percentage points since early this year to reach 1.3% as of August 1 2007, the regional employment service told Interfax.
As of late July 2007, the number of the unemployed stood at 6,500 people, specified the source. 68% 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-June 2007 state employment agencies assisted 12 thousand people in finding a job.