in Pictures: MayDay Kosovo and Elswhere

KOSOVO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Unemployment Rate in Kosovo decreased to 45.40 percent in 2009 from 47.50 percent in 2008. Unemployment Rate in Kosovo is reported by the Kosovo Agency of...

KOSOVO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Unemployment Rate in Kosovo decreased to 45.40 percent in 2009 from 47.50 percent in 2008. Unemployment Rate in Kosovo is reported by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics. Historically, from 2001 until 2009, Kosovo Unemployment Rate averaged 47.1 Percent reaching an all time high of 57.0 Percent in December of 2001 and a record low of 39.7 Percent in December of 2004. In Kosovo, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page includes a chart with historical data for Unemployment Rate in Kosovo.
According to CIA Fact Book
Over the past few years Kosovo’s economy has shown significant progress in transitioning to a market-based system and maintaining macroeconomic stability, but it is still highly dependent on the international community and the diaspora for financial and technical assistance. Remittances from the diaspora – located mainly in Germany, Switzerland, and the Nordic countries – are estimated to account for about 14% of GDP, and donor-financed activities and aid for approximately 10%. Kosovo‘s citizens are the poorest in Europe with an average annual per capita income (PPP) of $7,400. Unemployment, around 45%, is a significant problem that encourages outward migration and a significant informal, unreported economy. Most of Kosovo’s population lives in rural towns outside of the capital, Pristina. 

An Albanian woman cooking Albanian traditional food ‘Flia’ in an open field in the mountainous of Kosovo’s eastern town of Gjilan. (Photo/Vedat Xhymshiti)

Mayday in Istanbul, Turkey turned into a conflict between the citizens and government forces. According to an Italian reporter who tweeted earlier today, ‘a 17 years old girl still in critical condition after a brain operation. Police shot a teargas bullet to her head’.
More Via Demotix: http://bit.ly/11Cj3zl

Security men take Boniface Mwangi away to be arrested in Uhuru park, during labour day celebrations. Atwoli had just taken to the stage to deliver his speech when Boniface shouted, and that’s when security detained him. (Demotix Photo/Boniface Muthoni)

Police had to use water cannons and gas to disperse a group who gathered in İstanbul’s Beşiktaş district. The Istanbul governor’s office said 20 protesters had been arrested. (Demotix Photo/ SADIK GÜLEÇ)

Kosovo’s young high school and citizens have organized to celebrate the international Labor Day with different foods and music games. (Photo/Lavdim Hyseni)



Vedat Xhymshiti | between THE frontlines

Enter your email address to subscribe to THEFrontliner.net and receive notifications of new posts by email.

RELATED BY