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Rise in newly registered unemployed, new boom expected in autumn

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After a temporary drop, for the second consecutive week the number of persons newly registered as unemployed in Bulgaria exceeds the number of those who found new jobs through state-run employment agencies - respectively 5,100 and a little over 4,000 persons. This is indicated by data from the National Statistical Institute and the state-run Employment Agency in a special monitoring of the labour market amidst the Covid-19 crisis. The monitoring is conducted each week since February 3. Since then until August 2 inclusive, the number of people who registered as unemployed has reached a little over 234,000 persons, and those who found new jobs via employment agencies amount to 137,000 people, BNR reports.

Trade unions in Bulgaria predict there will be a new spike in unemployment in autumn resulting from the end of the seasonal jobs in tourism and agriculture.

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