Bulgarian Workforce 2.22 Million in March 2014

Society | May 14, 2014, Wednesday // 14:27|  views

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Bulgaria's workforce was 2.22 million in March 2014, up 0.4% (8500 people) from the same month last year, the National Statistics Institute has revealed.

The biggest increase has been observed in the agricultural sector (6.6%), professional activities and research (3.1%) and information production (2.9%).

A relative decrease has been registered in the fields of administration (6.9 percent) and in water, sewage and waste management (3.4%).

Manufacturing is the sector where most Bulgarians are employed with more than a fifth (21.9%) of the workforce, while "Trade, Car and Motorcycle Repairment" is the category ranking second (17.4%) according to the institute.

Average gross salary was BGN 813 in March, up BGN 33 from the previous month and BGN 19 from January. This makes BGN 796 for 2014's first quarter.

Wages, however, seem to have decreased by 3.9% compared to Q4, 2013.

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