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Bulgaria's jobless rate edges up to 5.3% in July

Bulgaria's jobless rate edges up to 5.3% in July Author: Antonia Dobreva / License: All rights reserved

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 15 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria’s registered jobless rate rose by 0.1 percentage points month-on-month to 5.3% in July, the government's Employment Agency said on Thursday.

Compared to July 2018, Bulgaria’s jobless rate was 0.4 pp lower, the Employment Agency said in a statement.

A total of 172,643 people were registered as unemployed with labour offices at the end of July, of which 24,874 newly-registered during the month.

The number of people who found a job in the seventh month of the year totalled 15,226.

There were 15,350 registered job vacancies in July. The highest percentage of vacancies was registered in the manufacturing sector, 30.5% of the total.