Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria increased to 5.30 percent in July from 5.17 percent in June of 2019. Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 11.44 percent from 1991 until 2019, 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 5.10 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 5.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.17 19.27 4.68 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3262.80 3147.80 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 172.64 169.66 726.36 22.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.90 13.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.30 12.00 38.60 10.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 152.77 164.96 164.96 1.86 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 22594.00 19504.00 25106.00 14033.00 [+]
Wages 1253.00 1246.00 1281.00 30.00 BGN/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 286.33 260.76 286.33 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 57.00 55.50 57.00 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 54.40 49.10 91.10 41.10 Thousand [+]
Productivity 119.50 109.30 141.10 53.10 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 1280.00 974.00 1280.00 826.00 BGN/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1116.00 1111.00 1122.00 201.00 BGN/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 600.00 545.00 600.00 472.00 BGN/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 3008.00 3009.30 3292.50 2328.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.00 0.30 1.70 -3.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 54.70 52.70 54.70 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.17 19.27 4.68 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly
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