Jobless figures rise 0. 1 percent in OECD countries

(AGI) Rome, Sept 9 - Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent to 7.4percent in the OECD area in July. The number of jobless fell to44.8 million, 5.1 million less than the peak in April 2010 butstill 10.2 million higher than in July 2008. Unemploymentremained stable in the euro area at 11.5 percent, except forItaly where it increased by 0.3 percent to 12.6 percent. (AGI). .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 9 - Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent to 7.4percent in the OECD area in July. The number of jobless fell to44.8 million, 5.1 million less than the peak in April 2010 butstill 10.2 million higher than in July 2008. Unemploymentremained stable in the euro area at 11.5 percent, except forItaly where it increased by 0.3 percent to 12.6 percent. (AGI). .