Number of Unemployed for over 1 Year Increases

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 12:53|  views

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The number of people who cannot find a job for over a year, has increased, shows data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

At the same time, Bulgaria's unemployment rate in Q3 2014 dropped by 10.8% year-on-year, to 368 800 people. More than 60% of them, however, have been unemployed for more than 12 months. Their numbers decreased by 2.3% year-on-year.

Around 15% of the unemployed in Q3 were looking for their first job.

For the same period the employed were a little over 3 million. Of them 60% were working in the services sector and 30% in the industry. A total of 171 000 have a temporary job.

Three quarters of the jobs are in the private sector.

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