Labor Force Survey in Kosovo, Q4 2017

  • 19/03/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the results of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017).

The survey was extended to 598 enumeration areas throughout the country where they were surveyed 3 616 households, selected according to the random method from the Population, Households and Dwellings Census 2011. Households selected for the survey, besides having a survey, they also had three re-surveys according to the reference period.

This publication contains detailed data on employment and unemployment by age, gender, employment status, economic activity, occupations and other related issues related to the labor market.

According to the results of this publication, two-thirds of the population in Kosovo is a working age population. The working age population includes ages 15-64 of age.

Within the working age population, the participation rate in the workforce is 42.9%.

The employment rate in the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for the fourth quarter (Q4) 2017 is 29.8%.

The highest employment rate is to males (46.8%), while female employment is 12.5%. Females are employed mainly in the sectors of education, health care and trade, with 48.5% of them, while males are mainly employed in the sectors of construction, trade and manufacturing, with 45.2%.

Economic sectors, which continue to be employed, continue to be: trade with 15.1%; construction with 13.1%; manufacturing by 12.1%; and education by 10.1%. Meanwhile, other sectors participate with a lower percentage of employment.

Concerning employees with working contracts it turns out that 29.3% of employed persons have permanent contracts in their main job, while 70.7% have temporary contracts.

According to the results of the LFS, in Q4 2017, the unemployment rate is 30.6%.

The most pronounced unemployment is in females by 37.1%, compared with males, 28.7%. The most pronounced unemployment rate is in the age group 15-24 with 55.9%.

According to the results of the LFS, in Q4 2017, inactive force is quite high, 57.1%, with a particular focus on females by 80.1% compared with males, 34.3%.

For the implementation of LFS, Q4 2017, the methodology and standards applied by KAS are harmonized with recommendations of the Eurostat.

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