One in 15 Romanians was recorded as unemployed in September 2009, as compared to 1 in 25 in September 2008, a press release of the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) says. Unemployment rate in September stood at 6.9% as compared to 6.6% in August and 3.9% a year ago.

The total number of registered jobless Romanians amounts to 625,140, of which 276,444 women.

Bucharest and the counties of Ilfov, Timis and Constanta report the lowest unemployment rate, while the highest is reported in the counties of Mehedinti (12.8%), Vaslui (12.7%), Alba (11.2%), Dolj (10.7%), Teleorman (10.5%) and Galati (10.3%).