Bulgaria Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.34%, a 0.87% 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 1.41% decline from 2016.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.58%, a 1.57% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Namibia 20.27%
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.34% -0.87%
2018 5.21% -0.95%
2017 6.16% -1.41%
2016 7.58% -1.57%
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% -1.95%
2004 12.04% -1.70%
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% 0.03%
1995 13.69% 0.01%
1994 13.69% 0.03%
1993 13.65% 0.17%
1992 13.48% 0.09%
1991 13.39% 0.09%