Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 5 percent in July from 5.20 percent in June of 2021. source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 11.12 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 September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 4.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.10 percent in 2022 and 3.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 5.20 19.27 4.68 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly
NSA

Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.20 19.27 4.68 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3062.20 3028.70 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 165.13 170.72 726.36 22.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2.60 13.00 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 12.30 38.60 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 142.32 151.25 151.25 1.26 points [+]
Job Vacancies 18591.00 14962.00 25106.00 14033.00 [+]
Wages 1505.00 1530.00 1542.00 30.00 BGN/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 332.34 332.34 332.34 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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.20 54.90 57.40 47.90 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 46.20 46.60 91.10 41.10 Thousand [+]
Productivity 118.10 115.50 118.10 55.30 points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1296.00 1301.00 1301.00 201.00 BGN/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 2928.00 2893.70 3292.50 2328.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.70 -0.40 1.70 -3.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 52.10 51.40 55.30 38.70 percent [+]


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.