GDP per capita in the district has increased and is now the ninth highest in the country. Both employment and unemployment figures remain relatively favorable. Production value per capita in the district has risen and remains relatively high. Ruse is the district with the highest railway network density in the country. The average level of the tax rates levied by the municipalities in Ruse district is close to the national average. The local authorities’ self-assessments on the provision of one-stop shop administrative services achieved high scores.

The age dependency ratios in the district remain above the country’s average. Students’ performance in the district is close to the average one in the country. The healthcare system continues to suffer from a shortage of GPs. The number of crimes is increasing but remains relatively low, and crime detection is above the national average. The share of household waste handed over for treatment and recycling remains low. Ruse is among the districts with an intensive cultural life, but the tourism sector is not particularly active.

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