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Bulgaria's jobless rate falls to record low 4.9% in Aug - Employment Agency

Bulgaria's jobless rate falls to record low 4.9% in Aug - Employment Agency Photo: flazingo_photos; CC BY-SA 2.0

SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 15 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's registered unemployment rate fell to a fresh record low of 4.9% in August, from 5.0% in the previous month, the Employment Agency said on Wednesday.

On an annual comparison basis, the jobless rate fell by 2.6 percentage points, from 7.5% in August 2020, the government agency said in a statement.

A total of 15,422 unemployed people found a job with the help of labour offices in the month under review, while 19,522 people registered as unemployed.

In August, there were 160,707 registered unemployed people, 4,427 less compared to July 2021 and 34.6% less than in August 2020.

There were 16,276 job vacancies registered with labour offices in August, 3.7% more on a monthly comparison basis and 9.8% fewer year-on-year.

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