Austrian unemployment eases in August, labour minister says

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Austrian unemployment eased in August compared with a year earlier amid a “positive and unexpectedly fast” improvement in the job market, Labour Minister Martin Kocher said.

At the end of last month roughly 286,000 people were registered as unemployed, a fall of 85,000 compared with a year earlier, while 61,000 people were in training, he told a news conference. He did not provide an unemployment rate.