RTTNews - Friday, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced that the jobless rate stood at 4.6% in the first quarter, up from 3.3% in the previous quarter. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 4.6%.

The number of unemployed persons totaled 18,189 in the first quarter, larger than the 13,351 persons in the fourth quarter.

The total labor force amounted to 394,996 persons in the first quarter, down from 399,036 persons in the previous quarter. A year ago, labor force totaled 397,937 persons.

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