Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q2 2021

  • 02/08/2022

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released the results of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021)

According to the results of the survey, two thirds of the population in Kosovo are of working age. The working age population includes the age 15-64 year-old. Within the working age population, the rate of participation in labour force is 37.7%.

The employment rate according to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Q2 2021 was 30.0%.

The highest employment was among males with 44.0%, while employment among females was 16.0%.

Females are mainly employed in the education, trade and health care sectors, with 53.7% of them, while males are mainly employed in the trade, construction and manufacturing sectors with 43.6%.

Economic sectors that lead with employment continue to be: trade with 18.1%; construction with 11.4%; education with 11.3%; and manufacturing by 9.6%. While, other sectors participate with a smaller percentage in employment.

Regarding employees with contracts, it turns out that 40.8% of employed persons had a permanent contract in their main job, while 59.2% had a temporary contract.

According to the results of the LFS, in Q2 2021, the unemployment rate is 20.5%.

The most pronounced unemployment is among females with 22.1%, compared to males, 19.9%. The highest unemployment rate is among the 15-24 age group with 38.9%.

According to the results of the LFS, in Q2 2021, the inactive workforce is quite high at 62.3%, with a special focus on females with 79.4%, compared to males with 45.1%.

For the implementation of the LFS in Q2 2021, the methodology and standards applied by KAS are harmonized with recommendations of Eurostat.