VIENNA, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Austria's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in
December, t he ministry of labour and social affairs said on Wednesday.
AUSTRIAN UNEMPLOYMENT Dec 12* Nov 12* Dec 11
Registered unemployed (thousands) 323.0 270.4 304.8
Percentage of workforce 8.6 7.2 8.2
Unemployment rate (EU harmonised)** 4.3 4.3 4.3
**seasonally adjusted, EUROSTAT, last available month
(Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Angelika Gruber)
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