Future employment growth (in %) in Bulgaria in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2017 the employment rate in Bulgaria was 71.60% compared to 72.08% in EU

During the period 2012-2017 the size of employment in Bulgaria changed by 7.37% compared to 5.41% in EU .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Bulgaria in 2017 

  • Manufacturing 18.65%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 17.36%
  • Construction 7.35% 
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing 7.19%
  • Public sector & defence 6.90% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Bulgaria in 2017:  

  • Sales workers 10.77%
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 7.49%
  • Personal service workers 5.06% 
  • Office associate professionals 4.75%
  • Machine & plant operators 4.49%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Bulgaria:

  • Professional services 67.06%
  • Arts & recreation 35.74%
  • Administrative services 13.10% 
  • Energy supply services 11.04% 
  • ICT services 9.34% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Bulgaria over the period 2016-2030:

  • Farmworkers and gardeners 168,969
  • Legal & social associate professionals 129,383
  • Protection workers 127,982
  • Office associate professionals 121,443
  • Sales workers 109,923

Employment share of occupations (%) in Bulgaria in 2017

Working age population for educational level possessed in Bulgaria (2012-2017)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Bulgaria (2012-2017)

Usual range of monthly gross income in Bulgaria in 2016

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Bulgaria in 2016-2030

Future needs (total job openings) by occupation in Bulgaria in 2016-2030