Registered unemployment fell by 3.18 pct in April, the Workforce Employment Organization (OAED) said on Tuesday.
In a monthly report, OAED said that the number of registered unemployed people not seeking a job fell significantly by 21.70 pct in April compared with March, while the number of people receiving unemployment benefit fell 2.54 pct over the same period.
The number of unemployed people totaled 840,216 in April, from 867,855 in March, with 377,891 (or 44.98 pct) characterized as long-term unemployed.
The number of unemployed people not seeking a job totaled 148,366 in April, from 189,495 in March, of which 72,226 (48.68 pct) long-term unemployed.
The number of people receiving unemployment benefit totaled 104,888 in April, down from 107,623 in March.