Six unemployed people compete for 1 vacancy in this country, the National Employment Agency has reported. In 17 districts unemployment is above the national average. It is highest in the northwestern region - Vidin, Montana and Vratsa. The strongest competition is in the districts of Razgrad where 15 job seekers compete for 1 vacant position and Vidin where 12 unemployed people compete for one vacancy. In Sofia and Ruse 4 people compete for 1 vacant position. In Bulgaria as a whole, at the end of January 8 people competed for a vacancy and at the end of December last year 9 job-seekers competed for a job, BNR reported.
At the end of February, the unemployment rate in this country was 6.9%. Traditionally, the lowest level was seen in Sofia - below 3% and the highest was marked in the district of Vidin - 14%.