Money for employment in 2009 were drastically reduced and this coincided with the expansion of the crisis, Minister of Labour and Social Policy Rosica Iankova said in the studio of the Bulgarian National Television. This created a feeling of increasing unemployment and poverty. April is the first month in a long time, during which there was a decrease in unemployment. Since the beginning of 2014 52,000 jobs were created in construction, trade, in the resorts. The program “Security” has been also restored in small towns, and to help old people.
Youth unemployment had reached 30 percent at the beginning of the year, it was well above the European average, which is 22 percent, said the Minister, but in the last month it has also decreased by 2%. During this period 400 million euros are to be used, and they will be mainly directed to combat poverty.