Bulgaria's jobless rate eases to 4.6% in April

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Bulgarian Nevse Molalieva (R) works at a sewing machine during her training course in a sewing factory in Gotse Delchev, some 200km (118 miles) south of Sofia May 9, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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SOFIA, May 16 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's unemployment rate eased to 4.6% in April from 4.8% in the previous month as employers in the processing industry, retail and hospitality sector opened new jobs, data from the state employment agency showed on Monday.

The jobless rate was 6.1% in April 2021, when the Balkan country's economy was hit by restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

There were about 5,316 less unemployed people in the country of 7 million than in April. When compared with the year before, there were 49,870 fewer unemployed Bulgarians. More than 15,144 people started work in April.

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Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova

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