National Coordinator

Ms Zhulieta Harasani

“Skenderbej” Street ,
Gurten Building, 2nd floor,

Tirana
Albania


Tel : +355698407008

Email : budapest@ilo.org
Website : ilo.org/albania
Albania is under the responsibility of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe.

Albania

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    About the ILO in Albania

    Informality and high youth inactivity persist

    Since the fall of the communist regime, Albania grew from one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 1990s to an upper-middle income country. As of 2014, Albania has been an official candidate for EU accession. Accession negotiations started in 2020. Labour market outcomes gradually improved over the last years and in 2019  Albania had the highest employment rate among Western Balkan economies (67%). The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020/21 led to a temporary reduction of employment (65% in spring 2020), but employment rates quickly rebounded to the old levels in late 2020.   Continue reading