Bulgaria Labor Force Participation Rate 1960-2024

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Bulgaria labor force participation rate for 2022 was 22.20%, a 2.22% increase from 2021.
  • Bulgaria labor force participation rate for 2021 was 19.97%, a 1.91% decline from 2020.
  • Bulgaria labor force participation rate for 2020 was 21.89%, a 2.02% decline from 2019.
  • Bulgaria labor force participation rate for 2019 was 23.90%, a 0.22% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
St. Lucia 59.26%
Brazil 56.39%
Peru 55.95%
Paraguay 55.91%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53.22%
Guatemala 51.60%
Belize 49.54%
China 48.42%
Maldives 47.24%
Azerbaijan 46.59%
Ecuador 45.87%
Dominican Republic 45.81%
Colombia 44.45%
Malaysia 44.44%
Mexico 44.37%
Guyana 44.06%
Turkey 43.85%
Samoa 43.43%
Costa Rica 42.97%
Kazakhstan 42.24%
Belarus 41.96%
Cuba 41.17%
Fiji 39.26%
Thailand 39.14%
Botswana 38.81%
Armenia 38.25%
Lebanon 35.53%
Suriname 34.40%
Albania 34.16%
Serbia 32.72%
Jamaica 32.72%
Mauritius 32.30%
Montenegro 30.26%
South Africa 29.82%
Turkmenistan 29.44%
Russia 29.16%
Bosnia 28.50%
North Macedonia 28.41%
Equatorial Guinea 28.13%
Tonga 28.06%
Namibia 27.71%
Iraq 26.32%
Venezuela 26.13%
Jordan 25.80%
Romania 25.50%
Algeria 22.78%
Bulgaria 22.20%
Iran 21.97%
Gabon 18.04%
Libya 16.78%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Bulgaria Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 22.20% 2.22%
2021 19.97% -1.91%
2020 21.89% -2.02%
2019 23.90% 0.22%
2018 23.68% -2.61%
2017 26.29% 2.41%
2016 23.88% -2.07%
2015 25.95% -1.25%
2014 27.20% -2.43%
2013 29.63% -0.79%
2012 30.42% 0.98%
2011 29.44% -1.71%
2010 31.15% 1.64%
2009 29.51% -0.60%
2008 30.11% 1.23%
2007 28.88% 0.02%
2006 28.86% 1.00%
2005 27.86% -1.63%
2004 29.49% 0.27%
2003 29.22% -2.62%
2002 31.84% -2.82%
2001 34.66% 3.99%
2000 30.67% -1.89%
1999 32.56% -1.95%
1998 34.51% -2.01%
1997 36.52% -2.06%
1996 38.58% -2.11%
1995 40.69% -2.15%
1994 42.84% -2.18%
1993 45.02% -2.20%
1992 47.22% 0.84%
1991 46.38% 46.38%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%