The Agency for Labor and Employment of Bosnia-Herzegovina announced on Tuesday that on December 31stlast year, there were 401,846 persons on the records of employment services in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed persons increased by 487 or 0.12 percent.
Of the total number of job seekers, 229,146 or 57.02 percent are women.
Unemployment decreased in the Federation of BiH by 569 persons (0.19 percent) and in the Brcko District by 89 persons (1.27 percent), while it increased in the Republika Srpska by 1,145 persons (1.33 percent).
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. According to the Agency for Statistics, in November 2019, the number of employed persons in Bosnia was 831,126, of which 359,192 were women.
Compared to October 2019, the number of employed persons increased by 0.1 percent, while the number of employed women also increased by 0.3 percent. The registered unemployment rate for November 2019 was 32.6 percent and remained unchanged compared to October 2019, Federal News Agency reports.