Unemployment figure posted by the government yesterday indicate a sharp decline in the jobless rate.
After reaching a previous high of 12% last month, the overrall figure was down to 9%, a 3% drop.
The number of new wokers applying for financial assistance was also down from 12,000 in the previous quarter
to 7,000 for the most recent three months. Analysts cited creation of jobs in the service sector as a key factor.
1:What is the percentage of unemployment in the most recent months?
2:How can the employment trend be described?
A:More people are losing jobs
B:More people need unemployment assistance
C:More people are working
D:More jobs are being lost
3: What is being cited as a cause for the situation described in the passage?
A:Creation of new employment opportunities
B:New types of assistance
キーポイントは down to 9%
キーポイントはdecline in the jobless rate
キーポイントはanalysts citid creation jobs