National Coordinator

Mr Emil Krstanovski

Dame Gruev 14
Building of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Skopje 1000
Republic of North Macedonia


Tel : +389 70 218 510
Email : budapest@ilo.org
Website : www.ilo.org/north-macedonia
The Republic of North Macedonia is under the responsibility of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe

Republic of North Macedonia

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    About the ILO in the Republic of North Macedonia


    The Covid-19 crisis hit North Macedonia after a year of exceptional job growth

    The Covid-19 crisis hit North Macedonia after a year of exceptional job growth, with almost 40,000 jobs added to the economy in 2019 (bringing total employment to almost 800,000). According to the ILO “nowcasting” model, which tracks declines in working hours resulting from both lay-offs and other temporary reductions in working time, working hours in North Macedonia declined by an estimated 10.6 per cent during Q3 of 2020, equivalent to 90,000 jobs. According to the enterprise survey conducted by the employers’ organizations of the country, in collaboration with the ILO and the EBRD, the pandemic has severely affected 82 per cent of enterprises. 40,000 jobs are at immediate risk.   Continue reading