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Lithuania's unemployment rate in September, at 6.5 percent, remained above the EU average, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday.
Unemployment rate stays above EU average
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Lithuania's jobless rate in September rose by 0.2 percentage points in year-on-year terms, but edged down by 0.1 points month-on-month.

In the EU-28, the unemployment rate declined by 0.4 points to 6.3 percent over the year and remained unchanged over the month.

In Lithuania, there were 94,000 registered unemployed people in late September, including 12,000 young people aged under 25 years.

Latvia's unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent, down by 0.6 points year-on-year and down by 0.1 points month-on-month. Estonia's latest unemployment figures are not available in the report.

Eurostat estimates that 15.6 million people in the EU were unemployed in September.

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