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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.9 % Feb/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.3 % Feb/21
Employed Persons 3127 Thousand Person | 3.127 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Change  -0.4 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  52.9 % 4Q/20
Full Time Employment 2982 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.2 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 47.5 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 225 Thousand Persons | 0.225 Million Persons Feb/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 6.9 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 19.27 % and minimum was 4.68 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
6.9 Feb/21 27.03.2021
7 Jan/21 27.02.2021
6.7 Dec/20 30.01.2021
6.7 Nov/20 15.12.2020
6.9 Oct/20 16.11.2020
7.2 Sep/20 29.10.2020
7.5 Aug/20 03.10.2020
7.9 Jul/20 29.08.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Rumen Radev 22.01.2017 - 6.8000 6.4000 7.2000 6.4000 -5.88%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 16.3 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 38.6 % and minimum was 8.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
16.3 Feb/21 10.04.2021
16.5 Jan/21 06.03.2021
14 Dec/20 06.02.2021
13.9 Nov/20 09.01.2021
17.1 Oct/20 02.12.2020
18.3 Sep/20 31.10.2020
17.8 Aug/20 01.10.2020
9.4 Jul/20 02.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Rumen Radev 22.01.2017 - 13.2000 10.1000 13.7000 10.1000 -23.48%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Bulgaria?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Bulgaria decreased to 3127 Thousand Person (3.127 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3417 Thousand Person and minimum was 2628 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3127 4Q/20 20.02.2021
3173 3Q/20 21.11.2020
3080 2Q/20 15.08.2020
3107 1Q/20 16.05.2020
3223 4Q/19 15.02.2020
3299 3Q/19 16.11.2019
3263 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3148 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Bulgaria?

  • Employment Change in Bulgaria decreased by 0.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 1.7 % and minimum was -3.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
-0.4 4Q/20 06.04.2021
-0.5 3Q/20 15.02.2021
-1 2Q/20 21.09.2020
-0.9 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0.4 4Q/19 21.04.2020
-0.1 3Q/19 20.01.2020
0 2Q/19 29.10.2019
-0.2 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Change  in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Employment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 52.9 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 55.3 % and minimum was 38.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
52.9 4Q/20 20.02.2021
53.5 3Q/20 21.11.2020
52 2Q/20 15.08.2020
52.4 1Q/20 16.05.2020
54 4Q/19 15.02.2020
55.3 3Q/19 16.11.2019
54.7 2Q/19 29.10.2019
52.7 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Bulgaria?

  • Full Time Employment in Bulgaria decreased to 2982 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3292 Thousand Person and minimum was 2329 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
2982 4Q/20 06.03.2021
3015 3Q/20 19.12.2020
2912 2Q/20 26.09.2020
2968 1Q/20 18.06.2020
3071 4Q/19 15.04.2020
3134 3Q/19 20.01.2020
3096 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3009 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria remained unchanged at 2.2 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 13 % and minimum was 2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.2 3Q/20 19.12.2020
2.2 2Q/20 17.10.2020
2.3 1Q/20 17.06.2020
2.2 4Q/19 21.04.2020
2.3 3Q/19 20.01.2020
2.5 2Q/19 13.11.2019
2.6 1Q/19 29.10.2019
2.9 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Bulgaria?

  • Part Time Employment in Bulgaria decreased to 47.5 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 91.1 Thousand Persons and minimum was 41.1 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
47.5 4Q/20 06.03.2021
58.2 3Q/20 19.12.2020
68 2Q/20 26.09.2020
47.5 1Q/20 24.06.2020
52.5 4Q/19 15.04.2020
60 3Q/19 20.01.2020
68.7 2Q/19 29.10.2019
49.1 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Bulgaria?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Bulgaria decreased to 225 Thousand Persons (0.225 Million Persons) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 726 Thousand Persons and minimum was 22 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Minstry of Labour and Social Policy.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
225 Feb/21 27.03.2021
230 Jan/21 27.02.2021
220 Dec/20 30.01.2021
219 Nov/20 15.12.2020
228 Oct/20 16.11.2020
236 Sep/20 29.10.2020
246 Aug/20 03.10.2020
259 Jul/20 29.08.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Bulgaria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Bulgaria

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2021 64.33 64.25
Wages Dec/20 899.262 USD/Month 858.832
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 14.962 K 18.818
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/20 55.8 % 56.2
Living Wage Individual 2018 389.282 USD/Month 389.282

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Mar/21 9.4 % 10.7
Ireland Mar/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Feb/21 6.3 % 6.3
Spain 4Q/20 16.13 % 16.26
Iceland Feb/21 6.4 % 8.2
Norway Nov/20 5 % 5.2
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Feb/21 5.7 % 5.6
Bulgaria Feb/21 6.9 % 7
Croatia Feb/21 9.7 % 9.8
Cyprus Feb/21 6.8 % 6.8
Czech Republic Mar/21 4.2 % 4.3
Denmark Feb/21 4.6 % 4.5
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Feb/21 8.3 % 8.3
European Union Feb/21 7.5 % 7.5
Finland Feb/21 8.1 % 8.7
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Feb/21 4.5 % 4.6
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Feb/21 4.5 % 4.3
Italy Feb/21 10.2 % 10.3
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Mar/21 15.1 % 16.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Feb/21 22.6 % 20.37
Netherlands Feb/21 3.6 % 3.6
Poland Feb/21 6.5 % 6.5
Portugal 4Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Romania Feb/21 5.7 % 5.6
Russia Feb/21 5.7 % 5.8
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Feb/21 7.9 % 7.8
Slovenia Jan/21 9.4 % 8.9
Sweden Feb/21 9.7 % 9.3
Switzerland Mar/21 3.4 % 3.6
Turkey Feb/21 13.4 % 12.7
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jan/21 33.89 % 33.69
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2