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Labour market Statistics Department

Todor Davidkov
Head of Labour market Statistics Department
Contact Information:
Address: Sofia 1038, 2, "P. Volov" Str.
Telephone: +359 2 9857 568

The Labour market Statistics Department (LMS) shall perform the following activities:

1. collect, process and disseminate official short-term and annual statistical information on the state of the art and dynamics of employment, unemployment, job vacancies and labour costs in the national economy;

2. conduct Labour force survey in order to provide information on the most important characteristics of employment and unemployment in the Republic of Bulgaria;

3. organize, conduct and be liable for surveys related to short-term statistics on employment and labour costs in order to provide monthly and quarterly information on wages and salaries, on labour cost of employers and vacancies;

4. organize, conduct and be liable for surveys related to annual statistics on employment and labour costs in order to provide annual data on average wages and salaries and labour costs in accordance with the requirements of European legislation;

5. conduct Structure of Earnings survey in order to provide detailed and comparable information at European level of allocation and relationship between the amount of remuneration, individual characteristics of employees and their employer;

6. develop methodology and tools of statistical surveys in a manner ensuring the utmost coherence with the requirements for quality of the European statistical system and meet the users needs in the field of labour statistics;

7. be liable for operational planning and reporting of statistical surveys in the mentioned areas;

8. provide methodological support and assistance to the respondents, to the RSOs experts, to the Bodies of Statistics and to users of statistical information concerning statistical surveys conducted by the Department;

9. organize the collection and processing of statistical information on employment, unemployment, job vacancies, wages and salaries and labour costs;

10. disseminate official statistics on main indicators characterizing the labour market;

11. participate in the work of Eurostat in the form of workshops, seminars and pilot projects, as well as in the work of interinstitutional and internal departmental expert groups on issues related to labour market statistics.