Unemployment slightly down again

The Czech unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in September from 8.6 percent in August, extending an almost continuous decline over seven months, official data showed on Friday. Labour offices had over 500,000 job seekers in their files at the end of September, 1,000 fewer than in August. There are currently 14 job applicants per vacancy on average. The unemployment rate in the 10.5 million strong Czech Republic has been falling gradually since it hit 9.9 percent in February.