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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell 2.10% to 11.6% in Bulgaria in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2018
Labour | Bulgaria | December 31, 2020
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell 2.10% to 11.6% in Bulgaria in 2018, according to World Bank.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 17.7% in 1991 and an all time low of 11.6% in 2012. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Greece amounted to 33.5%, 25.2% in Romania, 28.3% in Serbia and 32.0% in Turkey in 2018.

Bulgaria has been ranked 151st within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 3 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Albania % 58.4% 59.0% 58.1% 57.2% 56.3%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 23.0% 23.5% 24.0% 24.6% 21.4%
Bulgaria % 12.5% 12.0% 11.7% 11.9% 11.6%
Croatia % 15.6% 15.7% 13.9% 12.4% 12.1%
Greece % 36.0% 35.0% 34.1% 34.1% 33.5%
Hungary % 10.9% 10.8% 10.7% 10.3% 10.4%
Iran % 44.0% 44.1% 45.1% 45.3% 45.2%
Iraq % 25.8% 24.6% 23.5% 22.4% 22.4%
Macedonia % 26.7% 26.1% 24.1% 23.7% 23.6%
Moldova % 32.7% 36.9% 37.0% 34.8% 37.9%
Romania % 32.1% 29.0% 26.6% 26.3% 25.2%
Serbia % 31.7% 30.2% 31.3% 30.6% 28.3%
Turkey % 33.9% 32.9% 32.4% 32.7% 32.0%
Ukraine % 15.9% 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8%