In October 2014, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 6.7 percent, unchanged as compared with the previous (revised) month, and decreasing with 0.4 percentage points as against the level recorded in October 2013, according to National Institute of Statistics (INS) estimations. The number of unemployed (aged 15-74 years) estimated for October current year is 620.000 persons, decreasing as compared to the previous month (623.000 persons) as well as against the same month of the previous year (653.000 persons). According to the breakdown by gender, men’s unemployment rate is with 1.0 percentage points higher than that of women (the values concerned are 7.1 percent for men and 6.1 percent for women).
The unemployment rate of adult persons (aged 25-74 years) was estimated at 5.4 percent for October 2014 (5.7 percent in the case of men and 4.9 percent in that of women’s).
In the same time, INS data reveal that in the third quarter of 2014, the job vacancies rate was 0.92 percent, increasing by 0.08 percentage points as against the previous quarter. By comparison with the same quarter of 2013 the job vacancies rate increased by 0.14 percentage points. The number of job vacancies was 39.8 thousand, increasing by 3.5 thousand as against the previous quarter. By comparison with the same quarter of 2013, the number of job vacancies increased by 6.8 thousand.
In the third quarter of 2014, the highest job vacancies rates were registered in public administration (2.63 percent) and in other service activities (2.59 percent). At the opposite side, the lowest values of the job vacancies rates were found in mining and quarrying (0.07 percent), respectively in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.26 percent).
As against the previous quarter, the most significant increases of the job vacancies rates were found in arts, entertainment and recreation (+0.39 percentage points) and in information and communication (+0.32 percentage points).