Unemployment rate increased by 0.2% in February to 8.3% from 8.1% a month earlier.

The total number of jobless rose to 762,375 of which 622,765 from the private sector, and the rest from the public sector.

The number of jobless receiving benefits stood at 468,863 in February.

The biggest unemployment rates were observed in Mehedinti (12.4%), Dolj (11.5%) and Alba (11.3%).