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Kosovo's unemployment rate rises to 31.4% in Q4

Kosovo's unemployment rate rises to 31.4% in Q4 Marina Mikhaylova/All rights reserved.

PRISTINA (Kosovo), March 19 (SeeNews) – Kosovo's unemployment rate increased to 31.4% at the end of the fourth quarter from 30.7% in the previous quarter, the country's statistical office said on Tuesday.

The unemployment rate among women was 38.0% at the end of the fourth quarter, higher than 29.2% among men, the Kosovo Agency of Statistics said in a labour force survey.

The jobless rate in the age bracket 15-24 years remained high in the fourth quarter, at 57.3%, compared to 55.0% at the end of the previous quarter.

The employment rate among people aged 15 to 64 edged up to 28.8% in the October-December period, from 29.1% in the prior quarter.

Kosovo has a population of around 1.79 million.

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