Date: 15.03.2017

Source: Investor.bg

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In 2016 the number of economically active population aged 15 - 64 was 3 199.6 thousand and represented 68.7% of population in the same age group. The activity rate (15 - 64 years) went down by 0.6 percentage points compared to 2015.

The total number of employed persons was 3 016.8 thousand, representing 49.3% of population aged 15 and over.

There were 2 954.3 thousand employed persons aged 15 - 64. The employment rate for the same age group was 63.4% (66.7% for men and 60.0% for women).

The employment rate for the age group 20 - 64 years was 67.7%, by 0.6 percentage points higher compared to 2015. The employment rate (20 - 64 years) increased by 0.9 percentage points for men and by 0.2 percentage points for women, achieving 71.3% and 64.0% respectively.

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