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Number of Persons in paid Employment increased in Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

In October 2019, the number of persons in paid employment in BiH amounted to 825.466, out of which there were 356.122 women, according to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Agency for Statistics.

As compared to September 2019, the number of persons in paid employment increased by 0,4% and the number of employed women also increased by 0,7%.

The number of registered unemployed persons in October 2019 compared to September 2019 decreased by 0,5% and the number of unemployed women also decreased by 0,5%.

In October 2019, the number of registered unemployed in BiH amounted to 401.342.

If 2017 is taken as a base year (2017 = 100) and compare October 2019 with the same month of 2018, it can be noticed that the number of unemployed decreased by 7,6% index points, or in absolute terms the number of people registered as unemployed decreased by 36.441.

In September 2019, the number of persons in paid employment in BiH amounted to 822.259, out of which there were 353.520 women. As compared to August 2019, the number of persons in paid employment increased by 0,7% and the number of employed women also increased by 1,3%.

The number of registered unemployed persons in September 2019 compared to August 2019 decreased by 0,9% and the number of unemployed women also decreased by 1,3%, according to BiH’s Agency for Statistics.

The average monthly paid off net earnings per person in employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in August amounted to 925 KM (525.9 U.S. dollars), recording a 4.2 percent increase year-on-year, the country’s agency for statistics said in a report on Wednesday.

The report states that the highest salaries were recorded in financial and insurance activities, 1,527 BAM (868 U.S. dollars), while the lowest were recorded in accommodation and food service activities, 576 BAM (327 U.S. dollars).

According to BiH Statistics Agency’s last report, in July 2019, the number of employed persons in BiH was 821,791, of which 351,714 were women.

At the same time, there were 406,848 persons on the records of employment services in BiH, according to the BiH’s Labor and Employment Agency.

The report continues by saying that in August this year, the average monthly gross earnings per person in employment amounted to 1,429 BAM (812 U.S. dollars), nominally 3.4 percent higher year-on-year.

For comparison, in July 2019, the average monthly gross earnings per person in employment in BiH amounted to 1,439 BAM (818 U.S. dollars), 5.3 percent higher year-on-year.

 

 

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