In December 2019, the number of registered unemployed in Bosnia-Herzegovina amounted to 401.846.
If we take 2017 as a base year (2017 = 100) and compare December 2019 with the same month of 2018, we will notice that the number of unemployed decreased by 7% index points, or in absolute terms the number of people registered as unemployed decreased by 33.380.
If we compare registered unemployed by qualification structure, we will notice that the largest number of unemployed are highly skilled and skilled by 132.406 followed by those with a high school diploma by 116.169 and unskilled by 113.679.
The lowest number of unemployed are those with higher education by 6.439, followed by those semi-skilled by 7.587.
The share of female population in registered unemployed amounted to 56,7% or in absolute terms 233.209 females.
In the female population, the largest number of unemployed are those with secondary education by 73.971, then those unskilled by 65.937 and those with highly skilled and skilled qualification by 60.987 females, according to Bosnian Agency for Statistics.
In December, a total of 16,589 persons were deleted from the records of employment services, out of which 9,651 were employed. At the same time, 10,493 people quit their jobs, while employers reported the need to hire 5,235 new workers during that period.
In October 2019, the number of registered unemployed in BiH amounted to 401,342.
If we take 2017 as a base year (2017 = 100) and compare October 2019 with the same month of 2018, we will notice 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, according to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Agency for Statistics.
According to data of the Agency for Labor and Employment of BiH, there were 475,549 persons in registers of employment services on November 30, 2017.
In comparison to the previous month, the number of unemployed persons was decreased by 2,642 persons or 0.55 %, and out of the total number of persons that are seeking for employment, 258,035 or 54.26 % are women.
Unemployment in the FBiH was decreased by 1,688 (0.48 %), in Republika Srpska by 927 (0.80 %) and in the Brcko District of BiH for 27 persons (0.25 %).
According to data from the Agency for Statistics of BiH, the number of employed persons in BiH amounted to 754,020 in the month of October 2017, out of which 314,787 were women. In comparison to the month of September 2017, the number of employed persons was decreased by 0.1 % and the number of employed women was reduced by 0.1 % as well.
At the same time, the employment was terminated for 7,757 persons, while employers requested a total of 4,104 new employees during this period.
The rate of registered unemployment for the month of October 2017 amounted to 38.8 % and it was decreased by 0.1 % in comparison to September 2017.
The region of the Western Balkans opened additional 300,000 new workplaces between 2010 and 2016, which represents an overall increase in employment by around 6 %.