Almost 2 million people work in Bulgarian service sector

In the first quarter of 2020 there were 3 107.2 thousand employed persons aged 15 years and over, of whom 1 667.1 thousand men and 1 440.1 thousand women.

The share of employed persons in the total population aged 15 years and over was 52.4% (58.7% for men and 46.7% for women).

In the first quarter of 2020, 1 987.3 thousand persons (64.0% of all employed persons) worked in the service sector, 935.6 thousand persons (30.1%) worked in the industry sector and 184.3 thousand persons
(5.9%) worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Of all employed persons 3.1% (96.8 thousand) were employers, 6.9% (214.8 thousand) were self-employed persons without employees, 89.4% (2 777.4 thousand) were employees and 0.6% (18.2 thousand) were unpaid family workers.

Of all employees 2 086.1 thousand persons (75.1%) worked in private sector while 691.4 thousand (24.9%) worked in public sector.

The number of employees with temporary job was 87.3 thousand, representing 3.1% of all employees.