Bulgaria's Jobless Rate Edges Down to 10.7% in Aug
Monday, 16 September 2013
Bulgaria’s August jobless rate edged down by 0.1 percentage points from the previous month to 10.7%, the country’s Employment Agency said.
A total of 351,438 unemployed were registered with the agency’s offices at the end of last month, down by 3,601 from July, the agency said in a statement.
The number of people who found a job in August totalled 19,327. Job vacancies amounted to 11,932 last month, up by 562 from a year earlier.
In August, the biggest number of job vacancies – 2,816, was reported in the manufacturing sector. Trade followed with 1,761.
Bulgaria, which joined the European Union in 2007, has a population of 7.3 million.