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In the vacation month of august, unemployment in the main-rhon region increased slightly, as expected. There were 8041 people registered as unemployed in the main-rhon region. Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed people increased by 656 people. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 3.2 percent. This was a normal development for this time of year, according to the employment market report. In august 2018, the unemployment rate was 3.0 percent, down by 0.2 percentage points. At that time, 580 fewer people were unemployed.
"The seasonal increase in unemployment during the summer months is due in no small part to the increased number of unemployed young people who have completed their education. In addition, the summer vacations mean that hiring tends to be postponed until september", thomas stelzer, head of the schweinfurt employment agency, explains the development. Almost all groups of people reported by the statistics were affected by the summer lull in the labor market in august compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of older people (aged 50 and over) was particularly high, with an increase of 237 people (8.3 percent). Also the foreign mitburgers recorded an increase of 158 people (10.9 percent). Younger people (15 to 25 years) were affected with an increase of 153 people (14.5 percent).