Turkey has extended a ban on layoffs until the end of June, according to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on April 30.
The measure was introduced 13 months ago to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employment.
The country previously extended the layoffs ban for two months from March 17.
The Bulgarian government has extended until the end of May the measures known as "60/40" and "80/20" payroll support for employers in the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "Keep me" measure to compensate employees of closed businesses is also being extended, providing an additional EUR 12,300 million from EU funds.
All unemployment benefits expiring this month are set to get a two-month extension. The measure is being studied by the Finance Ministry along with the extension of contract suspensions and the "Syn-Ergasia" social security contribution subsidy program that has already been lengthened by law until the end of February.
The registered unemployed in Greece totaled 1,153,434 in November, 10.51% higher than October's 1,043,709, and up 6.41% on the November 2019 figure of 1,083,943, the Manpower Organization (OAED) said on Friday.
OAED said that the number of registered unemployed people seeking jobs totaled 1,104,417 in November, of whom 548,290 or 49.65% were long-term unemployed.
The Turkish government is planning to extend a three-month layoff ban introduced by parliament in mid-April, according to the family, labor and social services minister.
"Restriction on termination [of employment contract] has been an important element in protecting rights of employees during the pandemic period," Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk told private broadcaster NTV on June 13.