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Bulgaria jobless rate falls in June

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Bulgaria's registered unemployment rate fell again to its historic low of 5.2% in June, down 0.5 percentage points month-on-month, the Employment Agency said on Thursday.

On an annual comparison basis, the jobless rate declined by 3.1 percentage points, from 8.3% the same month last year, news portal SeeNews reported citing a statement by the Sofia-based agency.

In June, there were 170,716 registered unemployed people, 15,331 fewer compared to May and 102,651 less than in June 2020.

The registered job vacancies at labor offices were 19,628 in June, or 13.4% more on a monthly comparison basis. The manufacturing industry accounted for 27.9% of job vacancies, followed by the hotel and restaurant sector with 23.4%.

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