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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August remained at a record-high 5 percent for the second month in a row, with corporate restructuring taking effect, the government said Friday in a preliminary report.

The jobless rate for men eased 0.1 percentage point from July’s record high to 5.1 percent, but that for women rose by the same margin to match the record 4.8 percent previously logged in January, according to the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry.

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