RTTNews - Thursday, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic reported that the jobless rate edged up to 8% in June from 7.9% in May. Economists were looking for a rate of 8.1%. The jobless rate is well above the 5% recorded in the same month last year.

In June, job offices recorded 463,555 job seekers, up 5,994 from May. Further, job offices registered 43,402 vacancies, down 4,852 from May.

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