• © Julia Druelle 

    About the ILO in Kosovo¹

    Limited job opportunities, especially for youth

    After five years of steady GDP growth (4.1 per cent per year from 2014 to 19), Kosovo faced a contraction of economic activity of an estimated 7 per cent in 2020. Solid data on the labour market impact of the pandemic are not yet available. World Bank business surveys indicate that labour markets reacted in the short run by reducing working hours and compensation. ILO expects that the pandemic will make the labour market challenges of Kosovo from before the pandemic even more urgent. These challenges are high rates of unemployment and inactivity (25 and 60 per cent respectively in Q3 2020), particularly for women and youth. Continue reading

    ¹All references to Kosovo should be understood in the context of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).