summer is a time of decline unemployment, mainly due to seasonal employment and especially in agriculture and tourism. The monthly data from the Employment Agency shows how many are unemployed for June, July and August 2021.
The total number of new arrivals in the summer is almost 60 thousand people. Most of them are located in the capital Sofia (5688 inhabitants) and the districts of Blagoevgrad (4408 inhabitants), Plovdiv (3826 inhabitants), Burgas (3831 inhabitants) and Varna (3362 inhabitants).
While the high number of newcomers is typical in the capital and Plovdiv due to the generally large population, and in Burgas and Varna due to seasonal employment in the seaside resorts, the labor market in the Blagoevgrad district has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic and the increase in Number of new arrivals is extremely beneficial for job restoration in the area.
The fewest newcomers are in the districts of Yambol (880 people), Vidin and Targovishte (1031 people each).
At the municipal level, most of them are employed in the regional centers – the municipalities of Stolichna, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Pleven, Dobrich, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Veliko Tarnovo, Sliven. In small communities, they are the smallest.
Given the different sizes of labor markets and employment trends, and unemployment In the individual municipalities, it is more interesting and more meaningful to look at the number of new entrants in relation to the working population.
Data on the number of new entries in the summer Compared to the number of persons in employment, the movements of the labor markets in different regions and for different reasons show:
Moving the poorest and most remote areas – parts of the Northwest Bulgaria, Kardzhali, Smolyan;
Recovery from the negatives of the pandemic and restrictions – Blagoevgrad region;
Employment in agriculture – parts of northeast and north-central Bulgaria;
Employment in maritime tourism – coastal areas in Eastern Bulgaria.
In most of the municipalities with the highest proportion of young professionals unemployment remains high and the vacancy low, but summer Data shows favorable trends. The question that remains is how this picture will change with the fall of autumn and expectations of new business restrictions.