Bulgaria among lowest percentages in EU of people employed in culture

Bulgaria is third-lowest in the European Union in the percentage of people employed in the cultural sector, according to statistics released on February 20 by EU statistics agency Eurostat.

Romania has the lowest, at 1.6 per cent, followed by Slovakia, 2.5 per cent, and Bulgaria 2.8 per cent, Eurostat said.

The cultural sector is defined as including those who work in creative arts, at libraries and museums, in book publishing, printing, in broadcasting and the film and television industries, music publishing, and specialist design.

Occupations in this sector include writers, architects, musicians, journalists, actors, dancers, librarians, handicraft workers or graphic designers, Eurostat said.

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