Austria -Unemployment expected to increase in 2014 -January 14, 2014

The Employment Agency AMS predicts the unemployment rate to increase to 7.6% in 2014 making it the highest unemployment rate in 60 years. On average 360,723 people were unemployed in 2013 but there were also record numbers of people in employment according to the figures. According to AMS more people from neighbouring countries came to Austria in 2013 in the search for work.

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