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Kosovo's unemployment falls to 25.8% in Q1

Kosovo's unemployment falls to 25.8% in Q1 Unemployment, jobless rate, jobs

PRISTINA (Kosovo), October 7 (SeeNews) - Kosovo's unemployment rate fell to 25.8% at the end of the first quarter of 2021, from 27% in the previous quarter, the country's statistical agency said.

The unemployment rate among women in Kosovo was 29.7% in the first quarter, as compared to 24.2% among men, the statistical agency said in a labour force survey earlier this week.

The jobless rate in the age bracket 15-24 years dropped to 48.6% in the first quarter of 2021 from 49.9% in the previous three-month period.

The employment rate among people aged 15 to 64 years decreased to 29.3% in the January-March period, from 30.2% in the prior quarter.

Kosovo has a population of around 1.79 million.