Albania’s unemployment rate stood at 12.8% in Q3 2013, unchanged from the previous four quarters, data from the statistics office showed. The number of unemployed Albanians remained virtually unchanged both in annual and quarterly comparison at 141,856 at end-September 2013.
The country’s labour force increased by 0.5% y/y and by 0.6 q/q to 1.113mn in Q3. Private companies, operating in the non-agriculture and agriculture sectors, increased their staff by 0.8% q/q and 0.7% y/y. On the other hand, employment in the public sector declined by 0.45% y/y to 163,800 in Q3 2013.
The average monthly wage in the public sector rose 2.6% y/y and 1.7% q/q to ALL 52,600 (EUR 375).
|Labour force survey|
|Q3 2012||Q4 2012||Q1 2013||Q2 2013||Q3 2013|
|Labour Force ('000)||1,107||1,108||1,106||1,106||1,113|
|a) in public sector||164||164||164||164||164|
|b) in non-agricultural private sector||273||278||281||282||288|
|c) in agricultural private sector||529||524||519||519||519|
|Total unemployment ('000)||142||142||142||142||142|
|Unemployment rate %||12.8||12.8||12.8||12.8||12.8|
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