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Unemployed and unemployment rates - national level; statistical regions

Time series : Labour_3.1.3_EN.xls

UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
Sex
Place of residence
Age
Level of education
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total 158.7 4.9
By sex
Male 84.3 4.9
Female 74.4 4.9
By place of residence
Urban 94.2 3.8
Rural 64.5 8.8
By age
15-24 15.5 12.8
25-34 40.1 6.3
35-44 36.4 4.3
45-54 37.3 4.1
55 and over 29.3 4.1
By level of education
Higher 16.8 1.6
Upper secondary 82.6 4.6
of which: secondary vocational 38.9 3.9
Lower secondary 46.0 14.4
Primary or lower 13.3 31.4
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION OF 15 - 64 YEARS OF AGE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
Sex
Place of residence
Level of education
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total 156.0 5.0
By sex
Male 82.1 4.9
Female 74.0 5.0
By place of residence
Urban 92.8 3.8
Rural 63.2 8.9
By level of education
Higher 16.7 1.6
Upper secondary 81.4 4.6
of which: secondary vocational 37.9 3.9
Lower secondary 45.2 14.5
Primary or lower 12.8 31.1
UNEMPLOYED BY EXISTENCE OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE AND REASON OF LEAVING THE LAST JOB BY SEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
(Thousands)
  Total Male Female
Total 158.7 84.3 74.4
Unemployed with previous employment experience 139.5 75.0 64.6
By reason of leaving the last job:
Redundancy (Job losers) 40.0 21.4 18.6
Seasonal or temporary job has ended 52.5 28.1 24.3
Family reasons 7.1 (2.2) (4.9)
Others 21.4 12.8 8.6
Unknown (incl. non-working during the last 8 years) 18.5 10.5 8.1
Unemployed looking for their first job 19.2 9.4 9.8

( ) - due to small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
UNEMPLOYED BY METHODS OF JOB SEARCH AND SEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
(Thousands)
Methods of job search1 Total Male Female
Total 158.7 84.3 74.4
of which searching job by:
Contact with a public employment office 43.4 20.5 23.0
Direct contact with employers 82.3 44.7 37.6
Participating in competitions, taking tests or interviews 11.3 6.5 (4.8)
Seeking assistance of friends and relatives 113.1 61.8 51.3
Placing or answering job advertisements 26.6 13.8 12.8
Studying job advertisements 60.5 31.9 28.6
Placing or updating CVs online 13.4 7.0 6.4

1 One or more methods are shown by a person.
( ) - due to small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
UNEMPLOYED BY DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND SEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
(Thousands)
Duration of unemployment Total Male Female
Total 158.7 84.3 74.4
Up to 5 months 58.4 29.5 28.9
6 - 11 months 20.5 7.8 12.6
12 - 23 months 34.9 20.4 14.5
2 and more years 45.0 26.6 18.4
LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY SEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
Sex Long-term unemployment rate - %
Total 2.5
Male 2.7
Female 2.2
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
Statistical zones
   Statistical regions
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 158.7 84.3 74.4 4.9 4.9 4.9
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 19.9 11.1 8.8 7.3 7.6 7.0
Severen tsentralen 28.3 16.7 11.6 8.2 9.3 7.0
Severoiztochen 28.6 17.4 11.2 6.5 7.1 5.7
Yugoiztochen 24.8 11.5 13.3 5.4 4.6 6.4
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 35.1 18.0 17.1 3.2 3.2 3.2
Yuzhen tsentralen 22.0 9.6 12.4 3.5 2.8 4.3
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION OF 15 - 64 YEARS OF AGE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022
Statistical zones
   Statistical regions
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 156.0 82.1 74.0 5.0 4.9 5.0
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 19.5 10.7 8.8 7.4 7.6 7.2
Severen tsentralen 27.9 16.3 11.6 8.3 9.4 7.1
Severoiztochen 28.0 17.0 11.0 6.5 7.1 5.7
Yugoiztochen 24.4 11.3 13.2 5.6 4.7 6.6
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 34.8 17.7 17.1 3.3 3.2 3.3
Yuzhen tsentralen 21.4 9.1 12.4 3.6 2.8 4.5
19.05.2022