Ruse

GDP per capita in Ruse district has been growing, but at a significantly lower rate within the past few years, and so the district has been increasingly lagging behind the national averages. Poverty levels are similar to the average ones in the country. In 2020 there was a rally in the labor market. Employment rates went up and unemployment rates fell. Ruse is also among the districts with the most highly educated workforce. Investment activity is moving closer to the national average. Ruse is the district with the highest railway network density in the country. A bare 11.5% of the road surface is in good condition. The average level of the tax burden is close the national average. Cadastral map coverage in the district has been rising.

The rate of natural population growth continues to decline. Ruse is among the districts with the highest levels of urbanization. The performance of the students from the district is close to the average one in the country. The healthcare system continues to suffer from a shortage of doctors. In the past few years the number of hospital beds in the local general hospitals has increased but their general availability remains relatively limited. The workloads of the local criminal judges are among the heaviest in the country but this does not have a negative effect on the speed of delivery of justice. The share of household waste handed over for treatment and recycling remains extremely low. The pandemic of 2020 and the countrywide restrictions on cultural events have had a strongly negative effect on the district’s cultural life.

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