Republic of North Macedonia

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    About the ILO in the Republic of North Macedonia

    North Macedonia has made considerable progress in terms of economic development and integration into global economic markets. Unemployment rate has significantly decreased over the last decade, but it is still one of the highest in Europe (17% in 2019 vs EU average of 6%), especially for youth (35%). Low labour market participation, in particular among women, and low job creation are the main challenges in the North Macedonian labour market. Inadequate earnings and unproductive work, lack of stability and security at work, unequal opportunities and treatment in employment, unsafe work environment, and lack of voice through representation are also a concern for the country.  Continue reading