GDP in Yambol district has continued to grow, but remains far from the average level in the country. Incomes and salaries in the district also remain lower, which is the main factor for the high level of poverty in the district. Employment retains its value from the previous year and remains relatively low. FDI stocks have decreased and remain among the lowest in the country. Yambol is characterized by a high density of the road network, but the railway network is among the least developed in the country. The average levels of local taxes in 2021 were close to the national averages. The self-assessments of the local administrations in Yambol district for the development of e-government and the provision of one-stop-shop services are low.

In 2020, there was a deterioration in the natural population growth and the rate of attracting new residents to the district. The performance of the students in the district is very poor. The share of repeaters is on the increase and is significantly above the national average. Although the number of GPs relative to the population in the district is close to the national average, the number of specialist physicians is among the lowest in the country. The workloads of the local criminal judges are lower than in the country, and the delivery of justice is speedier. The relatively good assessments of Yambol district in the environment category are mainly due to the small volumes of generated household waste and its management. The pandemic and the restriction on cultural events in 2020 have had a negative impact on cultural life in the district as well.

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