The the number of employed persons in Bulgaria decreased by 5.6% in Q2

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In the second quarter of 2020 there were 3.079,6 thousand employed persons aged 15 years and over in Bulgaria, of whom 1.642,0 thousand men and 1.437,6 thousand women.

Compared to the second quarter of 2019, the number of employed persons decreased by 5.6%. The employment rate for the same age group was 52.0% (57.8% for men and 46.6% for women).

In the second quarter of 2020 there were 192.2 thousand unemployed persons, of whom 108.1 thousand (56.2%) men and 84.1 thousand (43.8%) women.

The unemployment rate was 5.9%, 6.2% and 5.5% for men and women respectively.

In comparison with the second quarter of 2019, the unemployment rate rose by 1.7 percentage points, registering an increase by 1.6 percentage points for men and by 1.8 percentage points for women.

In June 2020 the average wage and salary was BGN 1.355 and rose by 1.7% compared to the previous month and by 8.1% compared to June 2019.

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