Tuesday, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia announced that the jobless rate stood at 4.4% in 2008, down from 4.9% in the previous year.

The number of unemployed totaled 46,000 persons in 2008, compared to 51,000 persons in the preceding year.

At the same time, the total number of labor force increased 6,000 to 1.04 million.

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