Bulgaria Unemployment Rate 2003-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria remained unchanged at 10.60 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from 10.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 10.13 percent from 2003 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 15.60 percent in the first quarter of 2003 and a record low of 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria is reported by the National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 10.60 15.60 5.00 2003 - 2015 percent Quarterly
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. Content for - Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-14 09:00 AM Q3 10.8% 11.4% 10.9%
2015-02-16 09:00 AM Q4 10.6% 10.8% 10.9%
2015-05-15 09:00 AM Q1 10.6% 10.6% 10.2%
2015-08-14 09:00 AM Q2 10.6% 10.2%
2015-11-13 09:00 AM Q3 8.9%

Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.60 15.60 5.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2949.80 2989.70 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 350.31 361.51 726.35 22.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 18097.00 15196.00 19619.00 13467.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.60 13.00 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.70 20.50 38.90 10.80 percent [+]
Wages 882.00 839.00 882.00 30.00 BGN/Month [+]
Labour Costs 131.91 107.58 131.91 1.79 Index Points [+]
Population 7.20 7.25 8.98 7.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.30 61.00 61.30 57.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.30 64.00 64.30 62.50 [+]
Minimum Wages 184.07 173.84 184.07 31.20 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]