In which sectors do most of Albanian workers contribute?
According to an analysis published by the Albanian Institute of Statistics, the vast majority of Albanian workers are employed in the agriculture, trade and service sectors. The most paid workers are those who have a college degree, while the most required workers from the market are those with a vocational education degree. This market tendency shows lack of vocational education and as a consequence, the current government is making efforts to increase the number of young people to get enrolled in vocational education schools, in order to get a job after they finish school.
Speaking in numbers, in the second trimester of 2014, 43.3% of workers were employed in the agriculture sector, 22.2% in the service sectors (hotels and restaurants, transport, communication, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, ect) and only 8.1% of workers are employed in manufacturing.
During this period, 41.3% are estimated to be salaried employees, 34% were unpaid family workers and 24.8% self employeed workers. The vast mayority of employeed workers in the highest-paying positions are those with a college degree (circa 70.2%), while those with vocational education degree have reached 62.4%.
The report concludes that the employement in the non market service sector, such as: public administration, defence services, education, health care, various social activities, home services and international organizations, is estimated to be 16,7 % of the total employment percentage.
News source: ATA
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