Bulgaria: Unemployment rate

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 Bulgaria

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 4.8
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2000 - February 2024
 Average 9.97
 Min - Max 3.4 - 20.7
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Bulgaria from January 2000 to February 2024. The average value for Bulgaria during that period was 9.97 percent with a minimum of 3.4 percent in September 2022 and a maximum of 20.7 percent in January 2002. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Bulgaria - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Bulgaria - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2000-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 3.13 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.27 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.05 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 4.71 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.44 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 56.09 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.44 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 50.11 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 62.56 2023 percent
 Self-employment 11.09 2022 percent
 Employment 2.96 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.90 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 144.00 Q3/2023 index points
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