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.
SOFIA, Sept 17 - Bulgaria's jobless rate edged down to 5.6 percent in August, down from 5.7 percent in July and 6.7 in the same month last year, data from the state employment agency showed on Monday. The agency said 183,962 people were unemployed in the Balkan country of 7 million people in August, 1,872 less than a month earlier and 36,922 less than in August last year.
Unemployment in Greece remains stuck at around 20.5-21 percent, as in February the jobless rate stood at 20.8 percent. While this may be 1.8 percentage points down on last year's downwardly revised rate of 22.6 percent, it is also marginally up on January's 20.7 percent rate, according to figures released on Thursday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
There is a rise in the number of reports claiming that disagreements between Syrians and Turkish people have recently escalated amid several incidents across the country. Top officials are calling for an ease of such incidents, urging all to live in peace together.