GDP, salaries and pensions in Pazardzhik district have continued to grow, but remain relatively low. 2022 marked a considerable rise of the employment rate, while the unemployment rate remained steady. The educational profile of the workforce remains a challenge for the local labor market. Investment and business activity in the district is not particularly brisk. The quality of the road surface remains relatively high. The average level of local taxes is relatively low. The AIP active transparency rating of the local administration has registered a slight decrease and remains relatively low.

Age dependency ratios in the district continue to worsen, but are still more favorable than the national average. Students’ results remain relatively low. Access to GPs in the district is better than in the country on average, but there is an obvious shortage of specialist physicians. The workloads of the local criminal judges are comparable to the national average, but the delivery of justice is significantly faster. Pazardzhik district retains its place as the country’s leader in installed RES capacities. Cultural life in the Pazardzhik region is among the less active ones in the country.

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