Lovech

Despite its low starting point, GDP per capita in Lovech district has been growing at a rate similar to the country’s average and so its amount remains smaller than the national average. Poverty rates in the district are falling, but they are still higher than the country averages. In 2019 the labor market picked up a lot of speed. Economic activity in the district intensified and its growth was accompanied by a sharp increase in employment and a decline in unemployment. Investment activity in the district is not very strong. Households’ access to the Internet remains relatively limited. The average rate of local taxes in the municipalities of Lovech district was still relatively low in 2020. The figures for the performance of the local administration place the district among the leaders in the country.

The problem of population ageing is particularly acute in Lovech district. The students’ educational results are unsatisfactory. The indicators for the district’s healthcare again gave Lovech one of the top-ranking places in the country for 2019. The number of registered crimes against the person and property equalled the national average but detection rates were considerably higher. The amounts of household waste remained lower than the average but the share handed over for treatment and recycling continued to be extremely limited. The district’s cultural life is not particularly active.

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