Unemployment

National Employment Agency: The Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Remains at Record Low Level

In August 2019 Bulgaria's unemployment was at 5.3% and remains unchanged as compared to the previous month, this country's National Employment Agency announced. Unemployment fell with 0.3 percentage points on an annual basis, BNR reported.

Jobless rate drops to 16.9 pct in second quarter

Greece's jobless rate fell to 16.9 percent percent in April-to-June from 19.2 percent in the first quarter, data by the country's statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
About 70.8 percent percent of Greece's 805,047 jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months, the figures showed.

Joblessness rises in July, reversing downward trend; two-thirds are women

The number of officially unemployed people in Greece increased by 31,389 in July, interrupting a downward trend, the state employment agency OAED announced Tuesday.

This brings the number of registered unemployed to 970,201, of whom 534,528 or 55.09 percent are long-term, that is they have been jobless for at least a year.

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