Labor Market Trends in the Western Balkans

Tuesday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presenter:
Ms. Hermine Vidovic, Senior Economist, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies


The presentation is based on the report on Labor Market Trends in the Western Balkans. This report is the result of collaboration between the World Bank and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).

Labor markets in the Western Balkan countries—comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia—are characterized by low employment rates and high unemployment by European standards. As elsewhere in Europe, almost the entire region is facing an ageing and shrinking population due to low birth rates and high emigration.

This report uses data from national labor force surveys to examine key labor market indicators for the six Western Balkan countries–Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FRY Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia–between the second quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017.

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