Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had a meeting with the Special Envoy of the General Secretary of the UN on youth employment Werner Faymann. Ensuring a higher quality of life for young people in Bulgaria, as well as overcoming youth unemployment and guaranteeing quality education are among the main priorities of the Bulgarian government, emphasised Borissov.
The unemployment rate in Turkey rose 0.4 percentage points in 2015 to sit at 10.3 percent, hitting double digits for the first time since 2010, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜ?K) said in a statement on March 23.
The number of unemployed persons rose to 3.057 million in 2015, an increase of 204,000 from the previous year, the statement said.
Turkey's labor market needs reforms to become more flexible and bring the unemployment rate below 10 percent, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet ?im?ek said on Feb. 15.
Speaking after the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜ?K) released the unemployment rate for the October-December 2015 period, ?im?ek said he did not see a "bad trend" in unemployment.
The latest figures of Eurostat released on Tuesday show that Bulgaria's unemployment rate was below the EU average in the last month of 2015.
In December last year, Bulgaria registered an unemployment rate of 8.8 %, with the EU average being 9 %.
Bulgaria's unemployment rate retained its level from November 2015, decreasing by 1.4 % compared to the same month in 2014.
Bulgaria registered an unemployment rate of 9.2 % in September, which represented a drop of 0.1 % compared to the previous month and a decrease of 1.3 % compared to September 2014.
The latest figures of the Employment Agency, which were released on Wednesday, show that the unemployment rate continued to drop for the sixth consecutive month.
The monstrous employment rate in Greece fell to 24.6 percent in Q2 2015, down from 26.6 percent in the previous quarter, which was the same figure for Q2 2014.
According to the Greek statistical service, El.Stat, a total of 1,180,141 people were registered as officially jobless in the country.
Youth unemployment remain the most worrying figure, recorded at 49.5 percent.