The National Statistical Institute reported a sharp increase in the newly registered unemployed in the first week of December – over 14,200 people.

The data is from the specialized monitoring of the labor market because of Covid-19.

 Between February 3rd when this monitoring began, and December 6th there were over 361,000 people registered with the labor offices.

 The data show that for the period November 30 – December 6, just over 3,400 people found a job through employment offices.

 For comparison – in the last week of November (November 23-29) the newly registered unemployed in the country are a little over 6300, and those who started work – a little over 3720.

For the first week of December, the most drastic is the number of newly registered unemployed in Sofia – 1264, against only 411 people who were provided with a new job.