Unemployment rate in Kosovo sees a slight drop

Unemployment rate in Kosovo sees a slight drop

Pristina, July 7, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Agency of Statistics of Kosovo (ASK) published the results of the Labor Force Survey for 2013, which indicates that last year, there was a fall of unemployment compared to 2012.

According to ASK, the survey involved 4800 households. The sample has expanded throughout the entire territory of the country, including the north. The selection of the sample was done by using the random method.

Based on the results of this survey, last year, there’s been an improvement in the rate of employment in Kosovo.

“Unemployment rate in 2012 was 30.9%, while in 2013 it fell to 30.9%.

Level  of employment in 2012 was 25.6%, while in 2013 it was 28.4. If the two figures are compared, there’s an increase of the level of employment by 2.8% in 2013”, says ASK report.

These results had to be published a month and a half ago, but ASK needed international expertise for the audit, processing and finalization of these data, hence the delay. /ibna/