Bulgaria Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.71%, a 1.48% increase from 2019.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.23%, a 0.98% decline from 2018.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.21%, a 0.95% decline from 2017.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.16%, a 1.42% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
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Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
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Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.71% 1.48%
2019 4.23% -0.98%
2018 5.21% -0.95%
2017 6.16% -1.42%
2016 7.58% -1.56%
2015 9.14% -2.28%
2014 11.42% -1.52%
2013 12.94% 0.67%
2012 12.27% 1.01%
2011 11.26% 0.98%
2010 10.28% 3.46%
2009 6.82% 1.21%
2008 5.61% -1.27%
2007 6.88% -2.07%
2006 8.95% -1.13%
2005 10.08% -1.96%
2004 12.04% -1.69%
2003 13.73% -4.38%
2002 18.11% -1.81%
2001 19.92% 3.70%
2000 16.22% 2.12%
1999 14.10% 1.90%
1998 12.20% -1.50%
1997 13.70% -0.02%
1996 13.72% 0.01%
1995 13.71% -0.01%
1994 13.72% 0.05%
1993 13.67% 0.17%
1992 13.50% 0.10%
1991 13.40% 0.10%