The Labor Force Survey for 2014 shows interesting figures about the gender oriented work force in Albania, where males dominate in the labor market. According to the report published by INSTAT, the labor force aged between 15-64 years old is 1.225 thousands persons, 57.4% males and 42.6% females. The participation rate of males aged between 15 and 64 years old in the labor force is 72.2%, while for females the percentage is 51.3%.
Employees aged 15-64 years old in 2014 were about 50.5% of the working age population and based on the employment status indicator, 42.6% of the employees were working in paid jobs, 31.8% of the employees were unpaid householders and 25.6% of them were self employed. Females are 1 to 3 times more likely to work as householders in comparison to men.
Based on the economic activity, the survey shows that the agriculture sector employed about 42.7% of the active workforce while the services sector 49.4%. 5 to 10 employed women are engaged in agricultural activities and the second most important sector were women are employed in Albania is the non market service sector (public administration, social services, ect.).
Males aged between 15 and 64 years old mostly work in the agriculture sector but in a lower rate than women. Men are 1 to 4 times less likely to work in the agriculture sector while 40.6% of them are employed in the service sector and 11.1% in the construction sector.
News source: ATA
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