Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 6.50 percent in March from 6.90 percent in February of 2021. source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 11.18 percent from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 19.27 percent in February of 2001 and a record low of 4.68 percent in April of 1991. This page provides - Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 8.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria to stand at 7.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2022 and 6.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.90 19.27 4.68 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly
NSA

Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.90 19.27 4.68 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3126.90 3173.20 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 214.05 225.28 726.36 22.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.20 13.00 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.90 16.30 38.60 8.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 127.28 122.40 141.63 1.26 points [+]
Job Vacancies 14962.00 18818.00 25106.00 14033.00 [+]
Wages 1468.00 1402.00 1468.00 30.00 BGN/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 332.34 311.89 332.34 31.19 EUR/Month [+]
Population 6.95 7.00 8.99 6.95 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.67 61.50 61.67 57.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.33 64.25 64.33 62.50 [+]
Full Time Employment 2982.20 3014.60 3292.50 2328.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.40 -0.50 1.70 -3.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 52.90 53.50 55.30 38.70 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.80 56.20 57.40 47.90 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 47.50 58.20 91.10 41.10 Thousand [+]
Productivity 112.40 108.70 113.70 55.30 points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1240.00 1253.00 1253.00 201.00 BGN/Month [+]


Bulgaria Unemployment Rate
In Bulgaria, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.