Ministry of Labor: Unemployment rate is 40% and not 30%

Ministry of Labor: Unemployment rate is 40% and not 30%

Pristina, October 2, 2013

In spite of 30% figure of unemployment announced by the Agency of Statistics of Kosovo, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has said that unemployment rate amounts to 40%. Thus, this ministry joins the denouncement of Riinvest Institute which accused yesterday the Agency of Statistics of miscalculating the level of unemployment. “Unemployment in Kosovo is 35 to 40%”, said the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Nenad Rashiq.

Even experts of economy do not agree with the statistics of ASK.

Meanwhile, the results published yesterday by the official institutions of statistics in the country show that at least 750 thousand people have not been considered as unemployed. Out of them, 176 thousand are unemployed people who don’t believe that they can find a job. /ibna/