Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.
Kosovo sees biggest PPI annual inflation since Q1 2013, with 54.9% producer price increase reported in the mining sector.
Rise in import prices is bad news for Kosovo's balance of payments, as the country's imports far outstrip exports.
PDK-led coalition finally secures majority in parliament nearly three months after general election.
Plans for joint economic area intended to boost trade and job creation, as well as advancing the region's EU integration.