What is the Number of Persons in paid Employment in BiH?

September 24, 2019 11:00 AM

In July 2019, the number of persons in paid employment in BiH amounted to 821.791, out of which there were 351.714 women. As compared to June 2019, the number of persons in paid employment increased by 0,1% and the number of employed women decreased by 0,2%.

The number of registered unemployed persons in July2019 compared to June 2019 increased by 0,4% and the number of unemployed women also increased by 1,0%.

In July 2019, the average monthly gross earnings per person in employment in legal entities in BiH amounted to 1.439 BAM, which represented the nominal increase of 2,9% as compared to December 2018., BiH’s Agency for Statistics reported.

In comparison to July 2018 the average monthly gross earnings for the July 2019 was nominally by 5,3% higher.

In July 2019, the average monthly paid off net earning per person in employment in legal entities in BiH amounted to 932 BAM, which represented an increase of 2,8% compared to December 2018.

In comparison to July 2018 the average monthly paid off net earnings for the July 2019 was nominally by 6,1% higher.

For comparison, in April 2019, the average monthly gross earnings per person in employment in legal entities in BiH amounted to 1.413 BAM, which represented the nominal increase of 1,1% as compared to December 2018.

In comparison to April 2018, the average monthly gross earnings for April 2019 was nominally by 5,4% higher.

According to BiH’s Agency for Statistics, in April 2019, the average monthly paid off net earning per person in employment in legal entities in BiH amounted to 916 BAM, which represented an increase of 1,1% compared to December 2018.

In comparison to April 2018, the average monthly paid off net earnings for the April 2019 was nominally by 6,2% higher.

Currently, the average net salary in Reoublika Srpska entity is 911 BAM, and it is for the first time it has reached the level of the average salary in the Federation of BiH, the other entity.

The entity trade unions alliance also underlined that salaries have to be increased, as surveys show that 86 percent of surveyed workers cited their earnings as the first reason to leave.

“Two-thirds of workers in RS do not even receive an average salary. If a worker earns 450 BAM and cannot provide even for himself, then the situation is dramatic,” said Ranka Misic from the trade unions alliance, urging the RS government to hold a thematic session on the wage system.

 

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