Bulgaria - Total Employment Non-Ag

Bulgaria: Total Employment Non-Ag

Mnemonic ET.IBGR
Unit Ths. #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.54 %
Data 2022 Q4 3,513
2022 Q3 3,532

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2022

Bulgaria: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2022 Q4 3,325 3,338 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2022 Q4 3,197 3,215 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment Non-Ag 2022 Q4 3,513 3,532 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Unemployment 2022 Q4 128.3 122.5 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2022 Q4 3.86 3.67 %, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2022 Q2 518.6 543.1 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 202,991 221,035 # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2016 5,587,504,000 5,703,468,000 NCU Annual

Release Information

For Bulgaria, quarterly national accounts. Data Buffet contains GDP(E), GDP(I), GDP(O) including GVA, and branch accounts employment.


  • National accounts framework: ESA 2010
  • Industry classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Bulgarian new lev at chained year-2015 prices (Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN)
    • At current prices (Mil. BGN)
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
  • Adjustments:
    • Working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (WDASA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 1995Q1


  • GDP(I) - 1995 to 2022 (archive specifier "_22")
  • ESA 2010 at 2010 prices - 1995 to 2019 ("_10")
  • ESA 95 at 2005 prices - 1995 to 2014 ("_E95")
  • ESA 95 at 2001 prices - 2002 to 2010 ("01")
  • ESA 95 at 2000 prices - 1995 to 2011 ("00")

The source writes:

GDP by Production approach is calculated as a sum of two components. The first is the gross value added measured at basic prices for the economy as a whole. The second is adjustments, which includes net taxes on products, non deductible VAT, and import duties. 

GDP by Income approach is the sum of the compensation of employees (i.e. labor costs and social security), net other taxes on production and imports (i.e. taxes minus subsidies on production and imports), gross operating surplus divided by mixed income, and adjustments. 

GDP by Final Expenditure includes Individual consumption of households which is measured by the final consumption expenditure of households. Here are some items that are covered: 

  • purchases of goods retailed incl. purchases between population purchases from catering and chairs, as well as pay for the repair of the goods;
  • purchase of services - electricity, water and heat ;
  • transport and communication services, residential rents, educational services paid health services, services related to leisure, culture and sport;
  • insurance and other services;
  • goods produced by households for their own consumption, represented by unincorporated activities and natural products consumed by the population;
  • income in kind;
  • imputation of housing occupied by owners.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We produce seasonally adjusted versions of the following, using the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program.

  • Employment by industry
  • Expenditure components of GDP
  • Compensation of employees
  • Gross value added by industry

One reason data for the system of national accounts is revised is because of new or updated statistical information based on statistical surveys or administrative sources. Another reason for revisions is updated methdology and calculation procedures for certain indicators. 

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