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TABLE-Romania September jobless rate edges up

BUCHAREST, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Romania's unemployment rate edged up to 5.0 percent in September from August's 4.9 percent and was 12 basis points higher than a year before, the national employment agency said on Tuesday.

SEPTEMBER 2012 AUGUST 2012 No. of unemployed 442,196 441,220 Jobless rate 5.01 4.90

(Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Sam Cage)

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Keywords: ROMANIA UNEMPLOYMENT/