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 2018 was 5.26%, a 0.9% 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.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2015 was 9.14%, a 2.28% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 5.26% -0.90%
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% 0.19%
1996 13.51% 0.17%
1995 13.34% -0.20%
1994 13.54% 0.51%
1993 13.03% 0.68%
1992 12.35% 0.17%
1991 12.18% 0.17%