Out these, 13,473 people stopped receiving indemnities. In the past two months 2,084 unemployed found jobs.

The unemployment rate climbed to 5.3 percent in the second month of the year and the number of jobless people increased by 32,953, on crisis replicas.

The highest rate was seen in the county of Vaslui, of 11 percent, followed by Mehedinti with 10.3 percent, Teleorman and Dolj with 9 percent. The lowest quota was reported in the Ilfov county with 1.5 percent.

The global economic crisis reflected on the Romanian labor market as several plants closed their gates temporarily or shut down units and as companies turned to lay-offs.