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Unemployment Rate fell 16.7% to 4.34% in Bulgaria in 2019

Unemployment Rate (%), 2019
Labour | Bulgaria | December 31, 2020
$2.99
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Unemployment Rate fell 16.7% to 4.34% in Bulgaria in 2019, according to World Bank, EBRD, IMF estimates (Oct 2018).

Historically, Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 19.9% in 2001 and an all time low of 0.025% in 1989. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, Unemployment Rate in Greece amounted to 17.2%, 3.98% in Romania, 12.7% in Serbia and 13.5% in Turkey in 2019.

Bulgaria has been ranked 103rd within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment Rate, 22 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Unemployment Rate Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Albania % 13.8% 12.3% 12.3% 12.8% 12.8%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 20.5% 18.4% 18.4% 18.4% 18.0%
Bulgaria % 6.16% 5.21% 4.34% 3.85% 5.45%
Croatia % 11.2% 8.43% 6.93% 7.11% 10.9%
Greece % 21.5% 19.3% 17.2% 15.5% 15.2%
Hungary % 4.16% 3.71% 3.40% 3.46% 2.67%
Iran % 12.1% 12.0% 11.4% 11.2% 15.6%
Iraq % 13.0% 12.9% 12.8% 12.8% ... ... ...
Macedonia % 22.4% 20.7% 17.8% 16.4% 19.1%
Moldova % 4.10% 2.98% 5.47% 5.36% 4.01%
Romania % 4.93% 4.19% 3.98% 3.92% 5.00%
Serbia % 13.5% 12.7% 12.7% 12.7% 12.9%
Turkey % 10.8% 10.9% 13.5% 12.9% 10.4%
Ukraine % 9.51% 8.80% 8.88% 8.93% 8.44%