Bulgaria Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.42%, a 0.3% increase from 2020.
  • Bulgaria unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.12%, a 0.89% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
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North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Bulgaria Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.42% 0.30%
2020 5.12% 0.89%
2019 4.23% -0.98%
2018 5.21% -0.95%
2017 6.16% -1.41%
2016 7.57% -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% -1.96%
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% 1.20%
1996 12.50% 1.40%
1995 11.10% -1.70%
1994 12.80% -3.60%
1993 16.40% 1.10%
1992 15.30% 4.20%
1991 11.10% 4.20%