Labour Force Survey, Q3 2018

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Your Diagram TitleEstimated total population → Working age population:
1,195,336
Working age population → Inactive persons:
693,605
Working age population → Labour force:
501,731
Inactive persons → Female:
482,825
Estimated total population → Children 0-14:
393,044
Labour force → Employed:
347,550
Employed → male:
272,292
Inactive persons → Male:
210,780
Estimated total population → Elderly 65+:
200,087
Labour force → Unemployed:
154,181
Unemployed → M:
113,938
Employed → female:
75,258
Unemployed → F:
40,243
Estimated total population:
1,788,467
Estimated total population: 1,788,467
Elderly 65+:
200,087
Elderly 65+: 200,087
Children 0-14:
393,044
Children 0-14: 393,044
Working age population:
1,195,336
Working age population: 1,195,336
Labour force:
501,731
Labour force: 501,731
Inactive persons:
693,605
Inactive persons: 693,605
Male:
210,780
Male: 210,780
Female:
482,825
Female: 482,825
Employed:
347,550
Employed: 347,550
Unemployed:
154,181
Unemployed: 154,181
male:
272,292
male: 272,292
female:
75,258
female: 75,258
M:
113,938
M: 113,938
F:
40,243
F: 40,243

This diagram is created through the sankeymatic.com web site and it aims to explain how is the rate of unemployment calculated in Kosovo. The data are presented in this diagram come from from the Kosovo Agency of Statistics Labour Force Survey Q3 and can be downloaded here.

According to this diagram it can be seen that according to Labour Force Survey Q3 2018 the number of working-age persons in Kosovo was 1,195,336. Out of this number, only 501,731 are part of the workforce or re considered active labor force, while 693,605 persons are inactive persons, thus outside the labor market. These are the definitions of these categories according to KAS:

1. Employed: persons who during the reference week did any work for pay, profit or family gain, in cash or in kind, or who were temporarily absent in their work.

2. Unemployed: persons who during the reference week:
– Were without work, i.e. they were not in paid employment or self- employed;
– Were currently available for work, i.e. they were willing to start paying job or self- employment within two weeks; and
– Seeking work, i.e. they had taken specific steps during the past four weeks in search of paid employment or self-employment.

3. Inactive persons: persons who during the reference period were neither employed nor unemployed

As a result, the level of unemployment in Kosovo during Q3 2018 was 30.7%. This percentage results if we divide the number of unemployed persons (154,181) with the number of people in the labour force (501,731).

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