Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 12.23%, a 3.62% decline from 2021.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 15.85%, a 1.64% increase from 2020.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.21%, a 5.31% increase from 2019.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.90%, a 3.79% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 12.23% -3.62%
2021 15.85% 1.64%
2020 14.21% 5.31%
2019 8.90% -3.79%
2018 12.69% -0.25%
2017 12.93% -4.30%
2016 17.23% -4.44%
2015 21.67% -2.13%
2014 23.80% -4.61%
2013 28.41% 0.28%
2012 28.13% 3.07%
2011 25.06% 3.11%
2010 21.94% 5.72%
2009 16.23% 3.46%
2008 12.77% -2.38%
2007 15.14% -4.37%
2006 19.51% -2.82%
2005 22.33% -2.12%
2004 24.46% -2.56%
2003 27.02% -8.57%
2002 35.59% -3.47%
2001 39.06% 5.81%
2000 33.24% 4.24%
1999 29.01% 4.24%
1998 24.77% -3.35%
1997 28.12% 3.07%
1996 25.05% 2.87%
1995 22.18% -3.28%
1994 25.47% -7.08%
1993 32.55% 2.16%
1992 30.39% 8.22%
1991 22.18% 8.22%