Labour Force survey 1st quarter 2017

This release contains data received through the Labour Force Survey conducted in the first quarter 2017 and the observation period was from January to March 2017. The interviewing was done in 2 285 households on the territory of Montenegro. There were collected data about demographic characteristics for all members of the households (6 827 persons were surveyed) and in addition also data about economic activity for persons aged 15 and more (5 820 persons).
According to the data for the first quarter of 2017, there were 269.7 thousands of active population in Montenegro, out of which there were 222.7 thousands of employed persons or 82.6% and 46.9 thousands of unemployed or 17.4%. The number of persons in employment in comparison with the previous quarter has increased by 0.1% and the number of unemployed has decreased by 0.8%.
There were 230.2 thousands of inactive population and in comparison with the previous quarter this number has increased by 0.3%.

The activity rate for the first quarter 2017 is 54.0%, the employment rate is 44.5%, unemployment rate is 17.4% and the inactivity rate is 46.0%.