422.910 job seekers were registered in Austria at the end of August

At the end of August, 422,910 job seekers (incl. trainees) were registered with the Labour Market Service (AMS). This was 42,272, or 27.9%, higher than in the previous year.

The unemployment rate by national definition rose by 2.2% points, at 9.0%, compared with August 2019.

The unemployment rate according to Eurostat was 5.2% (+0.7% points) in July 2020.

A total of 457.177 people were able to return to work in 2020. An estimated 3.768.000 people, or about 70.000 fewer than in August 2019 and -1.8%, were in employment at the end of August 2020.

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