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Summary

In the short term (2014-2018), the overall labour demand in Bulgaria is expected to increase.

Key facts:

  • Bulgaria’s employment rate was 63.5% in 2013 – lower than both the national 2020 target of 76% and the EU-28 2020 target of 75%.
  • In the short term (2014-2018), the overall labour demand in Bulgaria is expected to increase.
  • In the long term (up to 2028), an overall decrease in labour demand for all economic sectors is forecasted.
  • For the whole period from 2014 to 2028, the labour demand for people with basic, initial or lower education is expected to decrease; while it will increase for people with higher education.

The full text of the Analytical highlight on Bulgaria can be downloaded from the link below:

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