There are currently 482,000 people on the records of the National Employment Service, which is the lowest number of unemployed in the past two decades. In the first 10 months of this year alone, 191,000 people from the NES records found a job, which is 9.1 percent more than the previous year, said Zoran Martinović, the director of the NES.
According to him, the last monthly payment for the unemployed from the labor market was for 29,000 people, while last year there were 33,000 for the same period. These are people who have been declared redundant, who have worked for a certain period of time or under some other short-term contracts, and who have lost their jobs regardless of their will or desire.
– The qualification structure of those who are on the records is very unfavorable, because 34 percent of them are without qualifications or are semi-qualified, half are people with secondary education, while the rest are university educated. About 20 percent are young under 30, the largest number are those between 30 and 50, and the rest are even older – says Martinović.
The director of the NES says that the average waiting period for employment is two years, there are those who find a job in a month, but also those who are looking for it for more than three years. Many who are on the register, but are not actively looking for a job, but have been on the register for more than 10 years due to benefits.
– The list of those who find a job the easiest has not changed for years. These are craftsmen, construction and catering workers, nurses, while among the highly educated, they are most often engineers of electrical engineering, IT technology, construction, mechanical engineering, doctors, doctors with specializations, professors of foreign languages - Martinović points out.
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