RTTNews - Friday, the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria said the jobless rate stood at 6.4% in the first quarter. The jobless rate for males was 6.5% and stood at 6.2% for females. During the quarter, there were 222,200 unemployed persons.

The number of employed persons aged 15 years and over was 3.26 million in the first quarter. The employment rate for the population 15-64 years stood at 62.6% in this period.

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