Skopje, 17th December 2012 (MIA) – Unemployment decline in conditions of global crisis is a positive signal and a confirmation for the sound policies of the Government, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Zoran Stavreski said today in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.
– Recent data show 30.6% unemployment, the lowest rate since 2004 onwards in conditions when it drastically increases in all European countries, while in some countries it doubled in the recent years. The fact that unemployment in the Republic of Macedonia is kept at lower level compared to the period before the crisis shows that policies we implement, especially as regards the Budget and the capital investments, as well as foreign direct investments, contribute to retaining the working positions, as well as job creation. Although, as a level, this is still a high level of unemployment, it is anyhow a positive signal in such troubled times, Stavreski said.
Unemployment rate in Q3 in Macedonia was 30.6%, experiencing a decline compared to the previous quarter, when it accounted for 31.2%.