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19% Unemployed in Serbia

19% Unemployed in Serbia19% Unemployed in Serbia

Unemployment rate rose 1.3% in Serbia in the first quarter of 2016 and is now at 19%, the Statistical Office has announced. The Belgrade region has the greatest number of unemployed persons (20.5%), followed by southern and eastern Serbia (20.2%), Vojvodina (19.2%) and Sumadija and western Serbia (16.6%), Serbia’s official website B92 reported. Over the same period of time, employment rate has been 49.8% for men and 35.9% for women, according to the data based on a survey using the sample of 14,000 households, with 28,240 persons taking part. Employment rate is highest in Sumadija and western Serbia (45%) and lowest in south and eastern Serbia (40.7%).