Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate Edges down to 11% in May

Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate Edges down to 11% in May

Bulgaria's May jobless rate inched down by a monthly 0.4 percentage points to 11%, the government's Employment Agency said.

A total of 360,114 unemployed were registered with unemployment offices at the end of May, down by 13,410 people from the previous month, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

The number of people who found a job last month totalled 24,352, up by 4,213 from a year earlier. Job vacancies for seasonal employment stood at 14,261 last month, up by 1,708 from May 2011.

In May, the biggest number of job vacancies was reported in the manufacturing sector, of 3,759. The trade sector followed, with 2,158.

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