National Statistical Institute

NSI: Business Climate in Bulgaria Improves with the Exception of Construction

Regular Business Surveys of the National Statistical Institute reported improvements in the business environment in the country in November, excluding construction. The overall business climate indicator increased by 0.6 percentage points compared to October, driven by improved business conditions in industry and retail. The indicator for the Services sector is unchanged.

Euro Area Unemployment at 8.1%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in October 2018, stable compared with September 2018 and down from 8.8% in October 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008, according to data of the National Statistical Institute.

Bulgarians Spend Average of 640 Leva on a Trip Abroad

In the third quarter of the year 1 882.7 thousand Bulgarian citizens over 15 years of age have made travel trips. The majority of them - 79.8% - traveled only in the country, 14.8% - abroad and 5.4% traveled both in the country and abroad. This shows the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, reports

76% of the Employed in Bulgaria Work in the Private Sector

In the third quarter of 2018 the number of unemployed people was 168.3 thousand, of which 97.2 thousand (57.7%) were men and 71.1 thousand (42.3%) were women. The unemployment rate is 5%, for men 5.4% and for women 4.5%, and decreases by 0.8 percentage points compared to the same period in 2017, reports