EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

Labour market

The distribution by economic sectors shows that in the agricultural sector (agriculture, forestry and fishery) the employed in the District represent 4.4% of all employed in this sector, in the industry - 4.0% and in the services sector the share of the employed in Ruse District is 2.3 % of all employed by this sector in the country.

The number of persons under employment relationship and public employment relationship in Ruse District is nearly 70 thousand people. More than 53 thousand people or 80.1% of all employed in the District work in the private sector. About 53% of those employed work in the service sector, about 43% in the industry, and just over 4% work in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

 

In the services sector the biggest number of employed persons is in the field of trade – 27%. About 24 thousand people or more than 83% of the total number of employees in sector “Industry” work in manufacturing enterprises.

 

Persons under employment relationship and public employment relationship by economic activities in Ruse District for 2016

Source: National Statistical Institute

The average monthly salary as of mid-2017 of persons under employment relationship and public employment relationship in Ruse District is BGN 882. (EUR 451). By average salary the District is ranked 10th among the districts in the country.

 

Average annual salary in Ruse District for the period 2010-2016 /in BGN/

Source: National Statistical Institute

Distribution of employed persons by age groups between 15-64 years of age /in % for 2016/

Source: National Statistical Institute

The economic activity in the District is 66.8%, with 68.7% for the country. The employment rate is 62.2%, with 63.4% for the country, and the unemployment rate – 7.0%, with 7.7% for the country. This places Ruse District among the districts with lowest unemployment rate in Bulgaria. Ruse Municipality is among the leaders under this indicator among all Danube municipalities – 3.8% in 2016, 3.3% in 2017.

 

Employed persons in Ruse District by level of education /2011/

Source: National Statistical Institute

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