Unemployment drops to 8.6% in Lithuania

The unemployment level stood at 8.6% in Lithuania in early May, down 0.6 percentage points from early April but up 0.7% year-on-year, figures from the Lithuanian Labor Exchange show.

There were 151,300 unemployed people in late April in Lithuania, a drop of 10.900 (6.7%) from the end of March but an increase of 10,100 (7.2%) from the end of last year’s April.

Territorial branches of the Lithuanian Labor Exchange helped 17,200 people to find employment, up 24.7% from March and 14% from the same period a year ago.

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