The current article presents a statistical approach for determining the state and the level of employment in agriculture, forestry and fishery during the period 2008 – 2019. The information is taken from the website of the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute. The number of employees for each month of the considered years has been extracted and stored in a separate Excel file. The investigated data have been processed, evaluated and summarized.
It can be concluded that the lowest value of surveyed indicator was established in 2008. The period from 2012 to 2016 is characterized with a gradual increase of the employment in agriculture, forestry and fishery. The reverse process has been observed over the last three years (2017-2019). The reduction was about 6.26%. During the period 2012 – 2013 the employment level in agriculture was almost unchanged.
Keywords: employment, agriculture, forestry, fishery