In 2015 the GDP increase in the district was twice the country average; yet, welfare in Pazardzhik was considerably below national average levels. The labor market indicators were comparable to the national average rates but the population’s relatively unfavorable educational structure was retained. Investment activity kept lagging in the district of Pazardzhik. Despite the relatively low share of highways and first class roads, road quality remained high.

Population ageing and depopulation are less clearly expressed in Pazardzhik district than they are in the country as a whole. Education indicators place the district among those with the poorest results both in quality and in the ability to keep children in schools. The relatively numerous hospital beds and doctors in the district determine the great number of hospitalizations. Administration of justice is relatively speedy while registered crime rates are low. Cultural life remains unintensive except for the high interest in museums.

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