The number of people who do not have a job in Romania has increased by nearly 4,500 in July compared to June.

Thus, in July, the number of people registered as unemployed was 451,168, while the unemployment rate reached 4.99 percent, according to data from the National Agency for Labor Force Occupancy (ANOFM).

The counties with the highest unemployment rate are Teleorman, standing at 11.52 percent unemployment, Vaslui, with 10.67 percent unemployment, Mehedinti, with 9.51 percent unemployment, Galati, with 9.48 percent unemployment, Buzau, with 9.36 percent and Dolj, with 8.87 percent.

Timis county had the lowest unemployment rate in July, of 1.38 percent.

The unemployment rate dropped in 12 counties. The steepest drops were in Alba, where it went down by 1.3 percent, Mures, where it dropped by 0.42 percent and Prahova, dropping by 0.36 percent.

The highest unemployment rate is in the 40-49 years old age group, where 121,482 people do not have a job, followed by the 30-39 age group, with 93,046 jobless people and over 55, with 70,575 jobless people. The lowest unemployment rate was in the age group 25-29 years old.

Otilia Haraga