NSI: The Number of Employees under Labour Contract Decreased by 39.1 Thousand or 1.7% as Compared to the End of June 2019

According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), at the end of September 2019 the number of employees under labour contract decreased by 39.1thousand, or 1.7%, compared to the end of June 2019, reaching 2.31million, the NSI said in a press release. The highest drop was observed in the economic activities: 'Accommodation and food service - 15.7%,' Real estate - 4.1% and in 'Administrative and support service' - by 2.2%.
The highest increase in the number of employees was recorded in 'Education' - by 1.3%.
In the structure of employees by economic activities the biggest relative share of employees was in 'Manufacturing' - 21.4% and 'Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles' - 17.1%.
At the end of September 2019 compared to September2018, the number of employees under labour contract decreased by 5.2 thousand, or 0.2%. The biggest drop in absolute figures was observed in economic activities 'Manufacturing' - 12.9thousand, 'Agriculture, forestry and fishing' - 2.4 thousand, and 'Other service activities' - 1.9thousand and the highest increase - in 'Information and communication' - 6.6thousand.
In percentages the highest decrease at the end of September2019 year-over-year was in 'Other services' - by 5.1% and 'Agriculture, forestry and fishing' - by 3.2%, and the highest increase was reported in 'Information and communication' - by 7.5%.
The average monthly wages and salaries of the employees under labour contract in July was BGN 1,257, in August - BGN 1,224 and in September 2019 - BGN 1,266.
In the third quarter of 2019 in comparison with the second quarter of 2019, the average monthly wages and salaries decreased by 0.9%, BGN reaching 1,249. The highest decrease i was reported in ...

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