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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.7 % May/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.7 % May/21
Employed Persons 3029 Thousand Person | 3.029 Million Person 1Q/21
Employment Change  -0.7 % 1Q/21
Employment Rate  51.4 % 1Q/21
Full Time Employment 2982 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.7 % 1Q/21
Part Time Employment 47.5 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 186 Thousand Persons | 0.186 Million Persons May/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 5.7 % in May 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
5 Jul/21 28.08.2021
5.2 Jun/21 31.07.2021
5.7 May/21 03.07.2021
6.1 Apr/21 29.05.2021
6.5 Mar/21 01.05.2021
6.9 Feb/21 27.03.2021
7 Jan/21 27.02.2021
6.7 Dec/20 30.01.2021


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 13.7 % in May 2021. The maximum rate was 38.6 % and minimum was 8.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
11.5 Jul/21 01.09.2021
12.5 Jun/21 31.07.2021
13.7 May/21 03.07.2021
12.1 Apr/21 05.06.2021
14.9 Mar/21 01.05.2021
16.3 Feb/21 10.04.2021
16.5 Jan/21 06.03.2021
14 Dec/20 06.02.2021


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 3029 Thousand Person (3.029 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2021. 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
3062 2Q/21 21.08.2021
3029 1Q/21 22.05.2021
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


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 0.7 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum change was 1.7 % and minimum was -3.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
-0.7 1Q/21 21.06.2021
-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


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 51.4 % in the first quarter of 2021. 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
52.1 2Q/21 21.08.2021
51.4 1Q/21 22.05.2021
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


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
2928 2Q/21 18.09.2021
2894 1Q/21 24.07.2021
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


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 increased to 2.7 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 13 % and minimum was 2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.7 1Q/21 17.07.2021
2.6 4Q/20 10.07.2021
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


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
46.2 2Q/21 18.09.2021
46.6 1Q/21 24.07.2021
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


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 186 Thousand Persons (0.186 Million Persons) in May 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
165 Jul/21 28.08.2021
171 Jun/21 31.07.2021
186 May/21 03.07.2021
200 Apr/21 29.05.2021
214 Mar/21 01.05.2021
225 Feb/21 27.03.2021
230 Jan/21 27.02.2021
220 Dec/20 30.01.2021


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
Unemployment Rate May/21 5.7 % 6.1
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 14.962 K 18.818
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/21 54.9 % 55.8
Living Wage Individual 2018 389.282 USD/Month 389.282

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Jun/21 7 % 7.7
Ireland Jun/21 7.6 % 7.8
Luxembourg May/21 5.9 % 6.1
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland May/21 5.8 % 8.6
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/20 0.2 % 0.2
Belgium May/21 6.5 % 6.7
Bulgaria May/21 5.7 % 6.1
Croatia May/21 8.2 % 8.9
Cyprus May/21 9.9 % 9.2
Czech Republic Jun/21 3.7 % 3.9
Denmark May/21 4 % 4.5
Estonia 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.4
Euro Area May/21 7.9 % 8.1
European Union May/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland May/21 9.6 % 9
France 1Q/21 8.1 % 8
Germany May/21 3.7 % 3.8
Greece Apr/21 17 % 16.3
Hungary May/21 4.1 % 4.3
Italy May/21 10.5 % 10.7
Latvia 1Q/21 8.1 % 7.9
Lithuania Jun/21 12.9 % 13.8
Macedonia 1Q/21 16 % 16.1
Malta 1Q/21 3.9 % 4.4
Moldova 1Q/21 4.3 % 3.6
Montenegro Jun/21 24.01 % 24.3
Netherlands May/21 3.3 % 3.4
Poland May/21 6.1 % 6.3
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania May/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia May/21 4.9 % 5.2
Serbia 1Q/21 12.8 % 10.7
Slovakia May/21 7.9 % 8
Slovenia Apr/21 8.2 % 8.5
Sweden May/21 9.8 % 9.4
Switzerland Jun/21 2.8 % 3.1
Turkey May/21 13.2 % 13.8
Ukraine 1Q/21 10.5 % 10.1
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 1Q/21 12.6 % 12.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina Apr/21 33.08 % 33.4
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2