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Lithuania's Q1 unemployment eases to 7.2 pct - survey

VILNIUS - Lithuania's unemployment level fell by 0.8 percentage points in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier to 7.2 percent, according to the results of a population employment survey released by Statistics Lithuania on Friday. 

The unemployment level rose by 0.5 points in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2017.

Unemployment among men stood at 8.6 percent, and unemployment among women at 5.7 percent.

There were 103,900 unemployed people in the country in the first quarter, up by 6,800, or 7 percent, quarter-on-quarter, but down by 13,700, or 11.7 percent, year-on-year. 

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