Unemployment in Bulgaria at 6.2% in February

Unemployment in Bulgaria at 6.2% in February

Unemployment rate in Bulgaria in February this year stood at 6.2%, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said just before the start of today’s cabinet meeting.

At the same time, he underlined that last month, the business climate index (+0.3%) was also positive, which was boosted by the improved expectations of entrepreneurs in the construction and service sectors.

Goranov stressed that households’ expectations about their financial situation are more optimistic than a few months earlier. Growth in industrial production (+6.6%) and the construction sector (+ 9.2% in February 2019) increased compared to the corresponding period of 2018./ibna