Limited gender disaggregated data is presently available in Bulgaria. The National Statistical Institute (NSI) is to provide information and statistics on different issues divided by gender. The data refers to employment-related issues as well as demographic issues. Since 1998, the NSI has, on a regular basis, published a special publication entitled Employment and Unemployment, which contains data on levels of employment, the unemployment rate, reasons for unemployment, educational levels, employment in an independent activity, shares in employment and unemployment, employment by sectors and types of activities, involvement in independent activities (i.e. self-employment), participation in qualification courses, participation in small business alternatives of unemployment, breakdown of unemployment by age groups of women, and data about the long-term unemployed.
Because the anti-discrimination act is new and there is a lack of related practice, it is difficult to collect and process related data. However, awareness and activity in this field remain low and the limited number of research and developed statistics for the labor market shows that although there are legal mechanisms for protection, they are not actively used and hidden gender discrimination continues to exist.