Number of Employees decreased mostly in Catering and Hotel Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

August 21, 2020 2:00 PM

The Tax Administration of the Federation of BiH (PUFBiH) has published new data according to which the total number of employees in the Federation of BiH on August 17 this year per the residence of the insured is 516,803.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the lowest number of employees was recorded in the Federation of BiH on May 5, and it was 507,607.

As of August 17, the number of employees is 516,803 and higher is 9,196.

The number of employees on August 17 is lower by 431 compared to the previously published data on the number of employees from August 10, when it was 517,234.

The reduction in the number of employees was caused by the overall economic situation caused by Covid-19.

The number of employees decreased in various activities, mostly in the catering, hotel industry, trade, education and production, the Tax Administration of the Federation of BiH announced.

In June 2020, the number of persons in paid employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 804.028, out of which there were 346.329 women.

As compared to May 2020, the number of persons in paid employment increased by 0,5 % and the number of employed women also increased by 0,5%.

The number of registered unemployed persons in June 2020 compared to May 2020 remained the same and the number of unemployed women decreased by 0,2%.

The average monthly paid net salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina in June amounted to 955 BAM and is nominally higher by 0.4 percent compared to December last year, and higher by 4.9 percent compared to June last year, the Agency for Statistics of BiH announced.

The lowest average net salary in June was in the provision of accommodation, and food preparation and service and amounted to 563 BAM, in construction 639 BAM, while the average net salary in administrative and support service activities amounted to 657 BAM.

In the financial and insurance activities, the average net salary in the sixth month amounted to 1,578 BAM, in the production and supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 1,460 BAM, and in information and communications 1,369 BAM.

In BiH, the average monthly gross salary in June amounted to 1,475 BAM and is nominally higher by 0.4 percent compared to December last year, and higher by 5.1 percent compared to June last year.

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