The government takes into account an increase of unemployment rates from 7.3% to 8.5% according to data presented by the Public Finances Ministry in the meeting wit social partners, Romanian news agency Agerpres informs.

The number of unemployed this year will reach 760,000 people compared to 645,000 estimated previously, representatives of unions present at talks declared. The average number of employees will decrease by 67,000 from 4,732 million to 4,665 million employees.