Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria increased to 5.90 percent in October from 5.60 percent in September of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 11.59 percent from 1991 until 2018, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 7.00 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 6.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2014-05-15 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 13.0% 11.4% 11.4%
2014-08-14 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.4% 13.0% 12.4%
2014-11-14 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 11.4% 10.9%
2015-02-16 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.8% 10.9%


Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.60 19.27 4.68 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3205.30 3157.10 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 193.50 183.85 726.36 22.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.00 13.00 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.40 38.60 10.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 131.13 141.89 155.47 1.86 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 20801.00 23518.00 25106.00 14033.00 [+]
Wages 1135.00 1095.00 1145.00 30.00 BGN/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 260.76 260.76 260.76 31.20 EUR/Month [+]
Population 7.05 7.10 8.99 7.05 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.17 61.00 61.17 57.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.08 64.00 64.08 62.50 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.10 55.50 56.50 47.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1080.00 1080.00 1080.00 1030.00 BGN/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 675.00 675.00 675.00 630.00 BGN/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 57.50 61.70 91.10 41.10 Thousand [+]
Productivity 130.80 115.30 135.60 53.10 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 1280.00 974.00 1280.00 826.00 BGN/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1034.00 998.00 1034.00 201.00 BGN/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 600.00 545.00 600.00 472.00 BGN/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 3020.70 2962.10 3292.50 2328.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.20 0.00 1.70 -3.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.30 52.50 53.30 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. This page provides - Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 5.60 19.27 4.68 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
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