Youth Unemployment in Bulgaria Drops to 17.7% in 2014

Society | July 29, 2015, Wednesday // 18:07|  views

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Youth unemployment in Bulgaria dropped by 4.1 percentage points on the year in 2014, according to the 2014 annual report on youth approved by the government.

Unemployment in the age group 15-29 stood at 17.7%, down by 4.1% from 2013.

The report provides information about the social and economic condition of young people in Bulgaria, as well as the measures taken by the central and local authorities to improve the situation, according to the government’s press office.

The number of social services provided in the community increased to 841, up by 60 on the year, providing access to 18 933 jobs.

Regarding questions related to the healthy lifestyle and sports, over 25% of the youths polled say that they practice sport.
60% of those polled say that there are a sufficient number of sports facilities near their homes.

Negative trends are observed in the sphere of young people’s civic engagement and interest in politics.

Around 2% of those polled are part of a youth organization or a humanitarian organization or a trade union.

A similar share of young people are part of a political formation and slightly over 1% take part in some other sort of non-political organization.

Only 28% of young people are positive that they will vote at the upcoming elections.

There is a substantial lack of trust in bodies of the central and municipal administration among young people in Bulgaria, according to the report.

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