Employment RATES in MACEDONIA

 

The Employment Agency informs that more than 16,000 people who lost their jobs during the pandemic have found work again.

Data from the Employment Agency reveal that there now employment rates are higher in the country than before the pandemic. In June, when the latest data is available, a total of 165,518 unemployed registered with the Employment Agency (AVRSM).

Before the pandemic, in February 2020, there were 191,939 citizens on the list of the Agency, which means that in June of this year we have as many as 26,417 fewer registered unemployed citizens, so the employment rate is higher. At the same time, just since the beginning of the year, for the first 6 months, the number of unemployed decreased by about 10,000 citizens.

“As of 31.12.2021, 16,073 unemployed persons were registered on the basis of inflow from employment for whom the termination or deregistration from mandatory social insurance was registered in the period after 11.03.2020, i.e. during the period of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus “, it is written in the report of AVRSM.

But, as can be seen from the report as of June 30, 2022, of those who found work, about 1,000 workers had their employment terminated, voluntarily or forcibly.

The State Audit Office, on the other hand, in the report on the implementation of the covid measures, indicated that 17,000 people lost their jobs during the pandemic

In the meantime, appeals are coming from all sides from employers that there is no quality workforce and that those who apply to the advertisements leave their jobs in a short time. After hotels and restaurants, as Krsto Blazhevski, president of the Hotel and Tourism Association of Macedonia, told “Sloboden Pechat”, high school students are seasonally employed.

In the textile industry, contracts with foreign companies for sole production are rejected because there is no one to sew.

The problem of shortage of workers exists in all countries, and while we hope to fill it with workers from the region with the facilities that the Open Balkans initiative should bring, Serbia also hopes to take qualified workers from us.

Serbian media reports that over 30,000 craftsmen, doctors, nurses and technicians from Macedonia and Albania will be looking for work in Serbia from September without any additional documents, work visas and special permits and that this will be made possible thanks to the “Open Balkans” initiative and the opening in the single labor market.

 

Euro area employment rates

Euro area unemployment EU In at May 6.1 % 202 2 , t h e euro area seasonally adjasted unemployment down from 8 . 1 % in May 2021 . T he EU unemployment rate was 6.1 6. 6 rate % was in % 6.6 May % 202 , , 202 230 down from 6.7% in 2 June April 2022 202 stable compared with and down from 7 . 3 % in May 20 2 1 .

<p>These figures are published by 2 April 202 and 2 Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union . Eurostat estimates unemployed in that May 1 3 . 202 2 . 2.16 5 million in the 066 million men and women in the Compared with May 202 1 , EU , of whom 1 1. 004 unemployment decreased by euro area . million in the 2. 515 million euro area in the EU , were and by

Youth unemployment

 

 In May the 2022 2.467million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU of whom 1.988 million were in euro area ,In MAy 2022, the youth unemployment rate was 13.3% in the EU and 13.1% in the euro area, down from 13.8% in both areas in the previous month. Comapred with April 2022, youth unemplyment decreased by 95 thousand in the EU and 90 thousand in the euro are.

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Turning off the decorative lighting on the facades of public buildings and cultural monuments, turning off light bulbs when there is enough daylight, in the cooling season the air conditioners should be set no lower than 27 degrees, and in the heating season no higher than 20 degrees, turning off the computers after work, to regularly change the filters of the heating units and air conditioners, to print only the necessary materials, to replace the windows with energy-efficient ones, are just some of the recommendations for state institutions.

The government adopted measures to save electricity by up to 15 percent – recommendations are provided for households and companies, and specific duties for state institutions that must be respected, otherwise sanctions will follow.

As the Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi announced today, the measures will come into force on September 1 of this year, and will be valid until March 31, 2023.

– Ahead of us is one of the most difficult winters in terms of energy, not only for us, but also for all countries in the region, as well as in Europe. To make it easier to deal with what awaits us, for uninterrupted electricity supply, rational consumption and lower bills, we have prepared a plan and recommendations for saving electricity.

The measures are divided into several categories, depending on whether they are for households, companies or facilities, institutions and state-owned enterprises. The goal is to reduce consumption by 15 percent compared to the same month last year. If this goal is not achieved, in accordance with the code of ethics and all decrees, certain sanctions will follow for all heads of institutions, Bekteshi pointed out.

 

Turning off the decorative lighting on the facades of public buildings and cultural monuments, turning off light bulbs when there is enough daylight, in the cooling season the air conditioners should be set no lower than 27 degrees, and in the heating season no higher than 20 degrees, turning off the computers after work, to regularly change the filters of the heating units and air conditioners, to print only the necessary materials, to replace the windows with energy-efficient ones, are just some of the recommendations for state institutions.

The general director of AD ESM, Vasko Kovacevski, is expected to announce details of the measures at the press conference in the Government.



Will  electricity saving measures be effective?



Many skeptics believe that those measures will be minimal and negligible.
The fact that sufficient sources of energy and commodity reserves are not provided is stated as a bigger problem.

Many experts predict that the crisis will be related to the world crisis, which will be followed by a recession, and that winter will be the most crucial.