Kosovo: UNDP report, 73% unemployed between 15 and 24

Average wage 260 euros, 44.5% hired through contacts

15 May, 15:01

(ANSAmed) - PRISTINA, MAY 15 - The unemployment rate among young people aged between 15 and 24 stands at 73%, while the figure for the 25-54 age group is 42%. These are among the figures in the latest report on human development in Kosovo published in Pristina by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

The average monthly wage in the private sector is 260 euros, half of the total in neighbouring Macedonia, the report says, adding that 44.5% of staff in the private sector are assumed through contacts, with 34% of employers who offer jobs doing so through family contacts. Tax evasion, corruption and crime remain very high. (ANSAmed).


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