Malta’ s jobless rate dropped in the fourth quarter from a year ago, figures from the National Statistical Office showed Wednesday.
The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in the three months ended December from 6.4 percent in the same period of the previous year.
The number of unemployed persons decreased to 11,195 in three-month period to December from 12,248 in the corresponding period last year.
At the same time, the employment rate rose slightly to 61.6 percent in the fourth quarter from 61.4 percent a year ago.
The number of employed people was 180,124 in the fourth quarter, up from 178,005 in the same quarter of the prior year.
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