Sofia ranks 30th in GDP/capita, employment growth 2013-2014 global report

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 22 (SeeNews) – Sofia ranked 30th out of 300 global cities, or the highest in Southeast Europe, in terms of combined growth in employment and real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2013-2014, the US think-tank Brookings Institute said on Thursday.

The data is from the 2015 Global MetroMonitor report that analyses 2013-2014 data on the performance of the world’s 300 largest metropolitan areas based on their annual growth rates of GDP per capita and employment, issued as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase.

Sofia's GDP per capita grew by 2.5% to $33,105 ($28,456 euro) and its employment went up by 3.4% to 962,400 in 2013-2014, Brookings Institute said in the report.

The Romanian capital Bucharest was listed as the 271st in terms of combined growth of real GDP per capital and employment. Its GDP per capita increased 1.7% to 38,635% and employment declined 0.7% to 1,026,000 in the 2013-2014 period, the report indicated.

In the previous report for the 2012-2013 period, Sofia was placed 226th and Bucharest was 221st.

($=0.8595 euro)

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