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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 4.4 % Nov/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.2 % Dec/22
Employed Persons 3216 Thousand Person | 3.216 Million Person 3Q/22
Employment Change  0.2 % 3Q/22
Employment Rate  55.4 % 3Q/22
Full Time Employment 3059 Thousand Person 3Q/22
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.1 % 3Q/22
Part Time Employment 55.1 Thousand Persons 3Q/22
Unemployed Persons 145 Thousand Persons | 0.145 Million Persons Nov/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria increased to 4.4 % in November 2022. 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
4.4 Nov/22 31.12.2022
4.3 Oct/22 26.11.2022
4.2 Sep/22 05.11.2022
4.3 Aug/22 01.10.2022
4.2 Jul/22 03.09.2022
4.2 Jun/22 15.07.2022
4.5 May/22 02.07.2022
4.6 Apr/22 04.06.2022


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 increased to 11.2 % in December 2022. The maximum rate was 38.6 % and minimum was 8.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
11.2 Dec/22 03.02.2023
10.9 Nov/22 09.01.2023
10.6 Oct/22 03.12.2022
14.1 Sep/22 05.11.2022
13.8 Aug/22 01.10.2022
13.1 Jul/22 03.09.2022
12.2 Jun/22 06.08.2022
11.7 May/22 02.07.2022


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 increased to 3216 Thousand Person (3.216 Million Person) in the third quarter of 2022. 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
3216 3Q/22 19.11.2022
3121 2Q/22 25.08.2022
3068 1Q/22 21.05.2022
3080 4Q/21 19.02.2022
3134 3Q/21 18.01.2022
3062 2Q/21 21.08.2021
3029 1Q/21 22.05.2021
3127 4Q/20 20.02.2021


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 increased by 0.2 % in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 1.7 % and minimum was -3.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.2 3Q/22 08.12.2022
0.2 2Q/22 01.11.2022
0.4 1Q/22 12.08.2022
0 4Q/21 19.05.2022
0.6 3Q/21 17.02.2022
0.5 2Q/21 15.10.2021
-0.7 1Q/21 21.06.2021
-0.4 4Q/20 06.04.2021


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 increased to 55.4 % in the third quarter of 2022. 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
55.4 3Q/22 19.11.2022
53.7 2Q/22 25.08.2022
52.7 1Q/22 21.05.2022
52.6 4Q/21 19.02.2022
53.4 3Q/21 18.01.2022
52.1 2Q/21 21.08.2021
51.4 1Q/21 22.05.2021
52.9 4Q/20 20.02.2021


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 increased to 3059 Thousand Person in the third quarter of 2022. 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
3059 3Q/22 27.12.2022
2986 2Q/22 17.09.2022
2933 1Q/22 12.08.2022
2943 4Q/21 19.03.2022
2997 3Q/21 18.01.2022
2928 2Q/21 18.09.2021
2894 1Q/21 24.07.2021
2982 4Q/20 06.03.2021


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 decreased to 2.1 % in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 13 % and minimum was 2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.1 3Q/22 21.12.2022
2.6 2Q/22 01.11.2022
2.5 1Q/22 16.07.2022
2.5 4Q/21 19.05.2022
2.4 3Q/21 17.02.2022
2.8 2Q/21 18.01.2022
2.7 1Q/21 17.07.2021
2.6 4Q/20 10.07.2021


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 increased to 55.1 Thousand Persons in the third quarter of 2022. 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
55.1 3Q/22 21.12.2022
42.7 2Q/22 17.09.2022
42 1Q/22 12.08.2022
47.7 4Q/21 19.03.2022
45 3Q/21 18.01.2022
46.2 2Q/21 18.09.2021
46.6 1Q/21 24.07.2021
47.5 4Q/20 06.03.2021


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 increased to 145 Thousand Persons (0.145 Million Persons) in November 2022. 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
145 Nov/22 31.12.2022
142 Oct/22 26.11.2022
138 Sep/22 05.11.2022
140 Aug/22 01.10.2022
139 Jul/22 03.09.2022
139 Jun/22 30.07.2022
147 May/22 02.07.2022
151 Apr/22 04.06.2022


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 2022 64.42 64.33
Wages Sep/22 987.997 USD/Month 936.026
Job Vacancies 3Q/22 18.688 K 21.401
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/22 57.5 % 56.3
Living Wage Individual 2018 389.282 USD/Month 389.282

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Jan/23 7.6 % 7.4
Ireland Jan/23 4.4 % 4.4
Luxembourg Dec/22 4.8 % 4.9
Spain 4Q/22 12.87 % 12.67
Iceland Dec/22 3.3 % 4.9
Norway Dec/22 3.1 % 3.2
Belarus Dec/21 3.9 % 4.05
Belgium Dec/22 5.5 % 5.5
Bulgaria Nov/22 4.4 % 4.3
Croatia Dec/22 6.8 % 6.7
Cyprus Dec/22 7.7 % 7.5
Czech Republic Dec/22 3.7 % 3.5
Denmark Dec/22 2.4 % 2.3
Estonia 3Q/22 5.6 % 5.8
Euro Area Dec/22 6.6 % 6.6
European Union Dec/22 6.1 % 6
Finland Dec/22 6.7 % 5.9
France 3Q/22 7.3 % 7.4
Germany Jan/23 5.5 % 5.5
Greece Dec/22 11.6 % 11.6
Hungary Dec/22 3.9 % 3.8
Italy Dec/22 7.8 % 7.8
Latvia 3Q/22 6.9 % 6.6
Lithuania Dec/22 8.9 % 8.3
Macedonia 3Q/22 14.3 % 14.5
Malta 3Q/22 2.9 % 2.9
Moldova 3Q/22 2.5 % 2.4
Montenegro Dec/22 20.08 % 19.99
Netherlands Dec/22 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Dec/22 5.2 % 5.1
Portugal 3Q/22 5.8 % 5.7
Romania Dec/22 5.6 % 5.4
Russia Nov/22 3.7 % 3.9
Serbia 3Q/22 8.9 % 8.9
Slovakia Dec/22 5.9 % 5.8
Slovenia Nov/22 5.3 % 5.4
Sweden Dec/22 6.9 % 6.4
Switzerland Dec/22 2.1 % 2
Turkey Nov/22 10.2 % 10.2
Ukraine 4Q/21 10.6 % 9.2
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2021 1.6 % 1.9
Albania 3Q/22 10.8 % 11.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina Oct/22 31.12 % 31.53
Kosovo 4Q/21 20.7 % 25.9