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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.9 % Jul/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.4 % Jul/20
Employed Persons 3080 Thousand Person | 3.08 Million Person 2Q/20
Employment Change  -0.9 % 1Q/20
Employment Rate  52 % 2Q/20
Full Time Employment 2968 Thousand Person 1Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.3 % 1Q/20
Part Time Employment 47.5 Thousand Persons 1Q/20
Unemployed Persons 259 Thousand Persons | 0.259 Million Persons Jul/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Bulgaria - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria?

  • Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 7.9 % in July 2020. 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
7.9 Jul/20 29.08.2020
8.3 Jun/20 01.08.2020
9 May/20 20.06.2020
8.9 Apr/20 30.05.2020
6.7 Mar/20 02.05.2020
6.2 Feb/20 28.03.2020
6.3 Jan/20 29.02.2020
5.9 Dec/19 08.02.2020


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 9.4 % in July 2020. The maximum rate was 38.6 % and minimum was 8.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.4 Jul/20 02.09.2020
10.1 Jun/20 30.07.2020
12.1 May/20 02.07.2020
20.8 Apr/20 06.06.2020
13.3 Mar/20 02.05.2020
10.3 Feb/20 01.04.2020
9.7 Jan/20 03.03.2020
7 Dec/19 30.01.2020


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 3080 Thousand Person (3.08 Million Person) in the second 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
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 0.9 % in the first 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
-0.9 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 % in the second 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 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 2968 Thousand Person in the first 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
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 increased to 2.3 % in the first 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
2.3 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 first 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 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 259 Thousand Persons (0.259 Million Persons) in July 2020. 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
259 Jul/20 29.08.2020
273 Jun/20 01.08.2020
295 May/20 20.06.2020
293 Apr/20 30.05.2020
220 Mar/20 02.05.2020
202 Feb/20 28.03.2020
205 Jan/20 29.02.2020
195 Dec/19 08.02.2020


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 2018 64.08 64
Wages Jun/20 820.208 USD/Month 806.891
Job Vacancies 1Q/20 15.573 K 18.721
Labor Force Participation Rate 2Q/20 55.2 % 55
Living Wage Individual 2018 389.282 USD/Month 389.282

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Aug/20 9 % 9.2
Ireland Aug/20 5.2 % 5.1
Luxembourg Jul/20 6.6 % 6.9
Spain 2Q/20 15.33 % 14.41
Iceland Jul/20 6.4 % 4.1
Norway Jun/20 5.2 % 4.6
Belarus Jul/20 0.2 % 0.2
Belgium Jul/20 5.5 % 5.5
Bulgaria Jul/20 7.9 % 8.3
Croatia Aug/20 9 % 9
Cyprus Jul/20 6.9 % 9.8
Czech Republic Aug/20 3.8 % 3.8
Denmark Jul/20 5.2 % 5.5
Estonia 2Q/20 7.1 % 5
Euro Area Jul/20 7.9 % 7.7
European Union Jul/20 7.2 % 7.1
Finland Jul/20 7.7 % 7.9
France 2Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Germany Jul/20 4.4 % 4.3
Greece Jun/20 18.3 % 17.3
Hungary Jul/20 4.8 % 4.6
Italy Jul/20 9.7 % 9.3
Latvia 2Q/20 8.6 % 7.4
Lithuania Aug/20 13.7 % 12.8
Macedonia 2Q/20 16.7 % 16.2
Malta 1Q/20 3.3 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/20 4.2 % 4.1
Montenegro Jul/20 18.26 % 18.06
Netherlands Aug/20 4.6 % 4.5
Poland Jul/20 6.1 % 6.1
Portugal 2Q/20 5.6 % 6.7
Romania Jul/20 5.4 % 5.3
Russia Aug/20 6.4 % 6.3
Serbia 2Q/20 7.3 % 9.7
Slovakia Aug/20 7.6 % 7.7
Slovenia Jun/20 9.2 % 9.3
Sweden Aug/20 8.8 % 8.9
Switzerland Aug/20 3.3 % 3.2
Turkey Jun/20 13.4 % 12.9
Ukraine 1Q/20 8.6 % 8.7
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2018 1.7 % 1.9
Albania 2Q/20 12.5 % 11.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jun/20 34.38 % 34.5
Kosovo 1Q/20 25 % 25.9