The unemployment among the non-studying Bulgarian youth up to 25 years of age has risen sharply in the past year.
According to a Eurostat survey in January 2014 it reached 30%, while in January 2013 it was 27.8% or around 63 000 people.
By unemployment rate Bulgaria is at the seventh place in Europe. In January this year there were 424 000, which is 13.1% of the people of working age. It is by 0.1% more than in December 2013.
According to the Eurostat data, employment among Bulgarian women remains higher than among men. The unemployment rate was 12.5% and 13.4%, respectively.
The total unemployment in the EU in January 2014 is 10.8%. The highest unemployment rates are in Greece, 28% and Spain, 26%. The lowest unemployment rates are in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg.