RTTNews - Friday, Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute announced that the jobless rate stood at 6.3% in the second quarter, down from 6.4% in the first quarter.

The number of unemployed persons totaled 0.22 million in the second quarter, of which 0.11 million men and 0.10 million women.

The total number of employed persons was 3.30 million, falling 2.1% compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of economically active population totaled 3.47 million.

The Bulgarian economic growth dropped further in the second quarter. The gross domestic product or GDP decreased 4.8% year-on-year in the second quarter, compared with a 3.5% fall in the first quarter.

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