Pazardzhik

Both GDP and salaries in Pazardzhik district have recorded an increase, but they still remain below the national average. As a result, poverty levels in the region are high. In 2019, economic activity in Pazardzhik district went up significantly, which was accompanied by a leap in employment and a slight rise in unemployment. The local labor market is still facing the challenge presented by the educational profile of the workforce. Investment activity in the district is not very strong. The density of the road network, as well as the share of first-class roads and highways, is lower than the national average. The average rate of local taxes in the municipalities of Pazardzhik district is relatively low.

Age dependency ratios in the district continue to be more favorable than the national average, although over the past few years they keep rising. The performance of Pazardzhik district as regards the indicators for education is weak. The number of hospital beds is relatively high. Registered crimes are relatively few and the detection rate is high. The amount of household waste generated by the population in the past two years is less than in the country average. At the same time, the share handed over for treatment and recycling is extremely small. The intensity of the district’s cultural life is low.

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