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CORRECTED - Bulgaria's unemployment rate falls to 5.6% y/y in Q2

CORRECTED - Bulgaria's unemployment rate falls to 5.6% y/y in Q2 Unemployment

SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 14 (SeeNews) - In SeeNews story "Bulgaria's unemployment rate falls to 5.6% y/y in Q2" dated August 16, please read in the third paragraph "... which compares to 9.7% in the same period of last year," instead of "... which compares to 6.9% in the same period of last year" (corrects figure).

Please read in the fifth paragraph "The employment rate among people aged 15 to 64 edged up to 67.8% in the second quarter of this year, which compares to 67.4% recorded a year earlier. The share of economically active people aged 15-64 rose to 71.9% from 71.7% a year earlier." instead of "The employment rate among people aged 15 to 64 fell to 67.8% in the second quarter of this year, which compares to 70.7% recorded a year earlier. The share of economically active people aged 15-64 rose to 71.9% from 73.8% a year earlier." (corrects figures)

A corrected version follows:

Bulgaria recorded an unemployment rate of 5.6% in the second quarter of 2021, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday.

In the comparable quarter of 2020, the country's unemployment rate was 5.9%.

Unemployment among people in the 15-29 years bracket reached 10.6% in the second quarter of this year, which compares to 9.7% in the same period of last year, NSI said in a quarterly labour force survey.

The long-term unemployment rate, i.e. the share of people who have been without a job for more than a year, was 2.8%, or 91,800 people.

The employment rate among people aged 15 to 64 edged up to 67.8% in the second quarter of this year, which compares to 67.4% recorded a year earlier. The share of economically active people aged 15-64 rose to 71.9% from 71.7% a year earlier.

There were over 1.2 million economically inactive people aged 15-64 in the second quarter, representing 28.1% of the population in this age group.

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