Bulgaria Unemployment Rate 2003-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria decreased to 10.80 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from 11.40 percent in the second quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria averaged 10.11 Percent from 2003 until 2014, 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.80 11.40 15.60 5.00 2003 - 2014 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, December 20, 2014.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-05-15 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q1
13.0% 11.4% 11.4%
2014-08-14 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q2
11.4% 13.0% 12.4%
2014-11-14 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q3
10.8% 11.4% 10.9%
2015-02-13 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q4
10.9%
2015-05-15 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q1
11.5%
2015-08-14 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q2
11.7%


Bulgaria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.80 11.40 15.60 5.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3061.90 2979.80 3417.30 2628.18 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 351.44 345.37 726.36 22.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 14168.00 15226.00 18122.00 12774.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.60 7.60 13.00 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.50 22.00 38.70 10.50 percent [+]
Wages 820.00 793.00 846.00 56.00 BGN [+]
Labour Costs 178.18 194.66 194.66 2.78 Index Points [+]
Population 7.25 7.29 8.98 7.25 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.70 60.33 60.70 57.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.70 63.33 63.70 62.50 [+]
Minimum Wages 173.84 173.84 173.84 31.20 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]