Monthly Bulletin. Employment. Monthly statistics of registered unemployed in the Community. May 1983. 1983.5
At the end of May 1983 there were 11.6 million persons registered as unem-ployed at public employment offices in the Community of the Nine. This repre-sented an unemployment rate of 10.4% of the civilian working population, a drop from the 10.7% registered in April 1983. This fall, corresponding to a 2. 4% decrease in the number of persons unem-ployed compared with the previous month, was due mainly to seasonal factors. The seasonally-adjusted figures, which have risen steadily and quite sharply over the past three years, have shown much smaller rises in the past two months (see graph on p.3). However, it would at present be premature to inter-pret this as the first real indication that unemployment will shortly be sta-bilizing -albeit at a high level -in the Community of the Nine.
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More detailed information on unemployment is contained in the yearly publication 'EUROSTAT-Employment and Unemployment'. This monthly bulletin was prepared by the division 'Population, employment, education and general social statistics'.