Higher jobless rate in June due to tighter Covid-19 curbs


Tight restrictions were put in place to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, including lockdowns.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded an increase in the unemployment rate in June this year due to the impact of the tighter restrictions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The latest data by the Statistics Department showed June unemployment rose by 4.8% to 768,700 from 4.5% in May after four consecutive months of decreases.

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