RTTNews - Wednesday, the Statistics Lithuania announced that the jobless rate stood at 11.9% in the first quarter, up from 7.9% recorded in the previous quarter. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 4.9%.

The number of unemployed totaled 193,900 persons in the first quarter, compared to 77,500 persons in the previous year.

The total labor force stood at 1.63 million in the first quarter, up from 1.59 million in the same period of the previous year.

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