Bulgaria unemployment rate down in Q4

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Bulgaria’s unemployment rate fall by 0.6 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2019 from the same quarter in the previous year, the country’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

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In the fourth quarter of 2019, there were 138,500 unemployed persons, of whom 80,600 (58.2%) were men and 57,900 (41.8%) women.

The unemployment rate for the age group 15-29 years was 6.7%, 0.7 of a percentage point lower than in a year earlier.

According to the report, of all unemployed people 25,500 (18.4%) were looking for first job, NSI said.

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