Labour Force Survey 1 st Quarter 2016

This release contains data received through the Labour Force Survey conducted in the first quarter 2016 and the observation period was from January to March 2016. The surveying was done in 2 114 households on the territory of Montenegro. The survey collected data about demographic characteristics for members of the households (6 485 persons were surveyed), and data about economic activity for persons aged 15 and more (5 393 persons, which makes 1.2% of the total number of interwied persons aged 15 and more). According to data for first quarter in the 2016 labor force in Montenegro consist of 268.6 thousands of active population. From that number there were: 217.4 thousands persons in employment or 80.9%; unemployed 51.2 thousands or 19.1%. The number of persons in employment in comparison with the previous quarter has decreased 1.1% and the number of unemployed has increased 7.1%. The activity rate for the first quarter 2016 is 53.7%, the employment rate is 43.5% and unemployment rate is 19.1%. Measures of the activity of the population for 15-64 age group are: the activity rate is 62.7%, the employment rate is 50.6% and the unemployment rate is 19.3%.