Bulgaria Reports 1.7% Decrease of People Employed under Labour Contracts in end-Q3
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
According to the preliminary data of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, in the end of September 2015 the number of employees under labour contract has decreased by 38,900 or 1.7% as compared with the end of June 2015 and has reached 2.27 million.
The highest decrease was observed in the following economic activities: ‘Accommodation and food service activities’ - 22.1%, ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’ - 6.8% and ‘Other service activities’ - 4.9%. The highest increase of employees was recorded in ‘Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities’ - 1.6% and ‘Education’ - 1.2%.
In the structure of employees by economic activities the biggest relative share of employees was in ‘Manufacturing’ - 22.0% and ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ -17.2%.