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Unemployed and unemployment rates - national level; statistical regions; districts

Time series : Labour_3.2.3_EN.xls

UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER IN 2021
Sex
Place of residence
Age
Level of education
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total 171.1 5.3
By sex
Male 95.5 5.5
Female 75.6 5.0
By place of residence
Urban 105.9 4.2
Rural 65.1 8.8
By age
15-24 19.6 15.8
25-34 41.2 6.3
35-44 39.8 4.6
45-54 39.6 4.4
55 and over 30.9 4.3
By level of education
Higher 20.9 2.0
Upper secondary 88.5 4.9
of which: secondary vocational 45.3 4.4
Lower secondary 47.9 14.7
Primary or lower 13.8 23.6
Dispersion of regional unemployment rates - % 41.7
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION OF 15 - 64 YEARS OF AGE IN 2021
Sex
Place of residence
Level of education
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total 168.6 5.3
By sex
Male 93.9 5.6
Female 74.7 5.1
By place of residence
Urban 104.5 4.3
Rural 64.2 8.9
By level of education
Higher 20.8 2.0
Upper secondary 87.4 5.0
of which: secondary vocational 44.5 4.5
Lower secondary 46.9 15.0
Primary or lower 13.5 23.5
UNEMPLOYED BY EXISTENCE OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE AND REASON OF LEAVING THE LAST JOB BY SEX IN 2021
(Thousands)
  Total Male Female
Total 171.1 95.5 75.6
Unemployed with previous employment experience 143.5 79.2 64.2
By reason of leaving the last job:
Redundancy (Job losers) 51.8 27.6 24.2
Seasonal or temporary job has ended 45.3 25.8 19.5
Family reasons 6.1 (2.0) 4.1
Others 23.1 13.6 9.5
Unknown (incl. non-working during the last 8 years) 17.2 10.2 7.0
Unemployed looking for their first job 27.6 16.2 11.3

( ) - due to a small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
UNEMPLOYED BY METHODS OF JOB SEARCH AND SEX IN 2021
(Thousands)
Methods of job search1 Total Male Female
Total 171.1 95.5 75.6
of which searching job by:
Contact with a public employment office 64.9 32.1 32.7
Direct contact with employers 88.8 50.8 38.0
Participating in competitions, taking tests or interviews 15.5 8.7 6.8
Seeking assistance of friends and relatives 124.1 69.7 54.4
Placing or answering newspaper advertisements 31.2 17.5 13.8
Studying of job advertisements in newspapers, magazines, etc. 65.0 35.6 29.3
Placing or updating CVs online 18.1 9.3 8.8

1 One or more methods are shown by a person.
UNEMPLOYED BY DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND SEX IN 2021
(Thousands)
Duration of unemployment Total Male Female
Total 171.1 95.5 75.6
Up to 5 months 53.4 29.8 23.6
6 - 11 months 33.0 17.8 15.2
12 - 23 months 37.9 20.2 17.8
2 and more years 46.7 27.7 19.0
LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY SEX IN 2021
Sex Long-term unemployment rate - %
Total 2.6
Male 2.7
Female 2.4
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER IN 2021
Statistical zones
   Statistical regions
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 171.1 95.5 75.6 5.3 5.5 5.0
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 32.8 19.4 13.3 11.1 12.0 10.0
Severen tsentralen 23.5 14.3 9.1 6.7 7.7 5.6
Severoiztochen 27.0 15.7 11.3 6.1 6.4 5.8
Yugoiztochen 25.5 12.8 12.7 5.5 5.1 6.1
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 37.1 20.7 16.4 3.5 3.7 3.2
Yuzhen tsentralen 25.3 12.6 12.8 4.0 3.7 4.4
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF POPULATION OF 15 - 64 YEARS OF AGE IN 2021
Statistical zones
   Statistical regions
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 168.6 93.9 74.7 5.3 5.6 5.1
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 32.1 19.0 13.1 11.2 12.2 10.1
Severen tsentralen 23.2 14.1 9.1 6.9 7.9 5.7
Severoiztochen 26.6 15.6 11.0 6.2 6.5 5.8
Yugoiztochen 25.1 12.5 12.6 5.6 5.1 6.2
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 36.6 20.2 16.4 3.5 3.7 3.3
Yuzhen tsentralen 25.0 12.4 12.6 4.1 3.7 4.4
UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN 2021
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
   Districts
Total Of which aged 15 - 64
Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - % Unemployed - thous. Unemployment rates - %
Total 171.1 5.3 168.6 5.3
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 32.8 11.1 32.1 11.2
Vidin 5.4 16.1 5.4 16.7
Vratsa 6.3 10.0 6.3 10.1
Lovech (2.8) (5.6) (2.8) (5.7)
Montana 8.4 17.3 8.1 17.1
Pleven 9.9 10.0 9.5 10.0
Severen tsentralen 23.5 6.7 23.2 6.9
Veliko Tarnovo 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.7
Gabrovo 3.3 7.0 (3.2) (7.2)
Razgrad 5.2 11.7 5.2 12.0
Ruse 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6
Silistra 6.4 14.5 6.3 14.7
Severoiztochen 27.0 6.1 26.6 6.2
Varna 3.9 1.7 3.8 1.6
Dobrich 6.5 8.6 6.5 8.9
Targovishte 4.8 10.4 4.7 10.8
Shumen 11.8 13.9 11.6 14.2
Yugoiztochen 25.5 5.5 25.1 5.6
Burgas 10.4 5.6 10.3 5.8
Sliven 7.2 9.2 7.2 9.4
Stara Zagora 4.7 3.2 4.5 3.1
Yambol (3.1) (6.4) (3.1) (6.7)
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 37.1 3.5 36.6 3.5
Blagoevgrad 12.0 8.0 12.0 8.1
Kyustendil (1.4) (2.7) (1.4) (2.8)
Pernik 4.3 7.2 4.3 7.5
Sofia (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) (0.7)
Sofia (stolitsa) 18.5 2.7 18.1 2.7
Yuzhen tsentralen 25.3 4.0 25.0 4.1
Kardzhali (1.2) (1.6) (1.2) (1.7)
Pazardzhik 8.5 7.5 8.5 7.7
Plovdiv 9.8 3.2 9.7 3.3
Smolyan 4.2 9.0 4.0 8.8
Haskovo (1.5) (1.6) (1.5) (1.6)

( ) - due to a small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
17.03.2022