Allowing self-employed professionals to choose the amount of social security contributions they want to pay does indeed satisfy the long-time request for a rationalization of the burdens imposed by the social security legislation introduced in 2016 and known as the Katrougalos law, after the labor minister at the time, Giorgos Katrougalos.
One in ten employed persons aged 18 years or over in the EU were found to be at risk of poverty in 2018. Over recent years, this share has risen from 8.6% in 2008 to 9.5% in 2018.
The in-work poverty risk in the EU differs slightly between women and men. In 2018, 9.9% of employed men were at risk of poverty compared to 9.1% of women.
The overall number of people in a job in the country increased by half a percent from September and by 1.8% since October 2018, according to a report from the Statistics Office.
Roughly 10% of those having a job (92,885) were self-employed. Their number fell by 1.6% year-on-year. The number of other people in employment rose by 2.2% in the same time to 808,400.
Bulgaria and Georgia signed an Agreement on Regulation of Labor Migration. The document was signed by the Minister of Labor and Social Policy Biser Petkov and and his Georgian counterpart, Ekaterine Tikaradze in Tbilisi today. The purpose of the document is to create an additional opportunity to provide workers for sectors of the economy where there is a labor shortage.
The results of the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Survey show that 11% of 621 employers surveyed in Bulgaria expect to increase employment levels in the next three months, 5% predict a reduction in staffing and 4% are uncertain about their plans for employment until 80% are considering changing their current workforce between October and December.