AmCham Macedonia Summer 2013 (issue 38) - Page 18

ANALYSIS Given the relatively high level of youth unemployment in the Balkans before the crisis hit, the youth unemployment problems faced here are far beyond those seen in more affluent regions. south eastern European countries where Macedonia – along with it northern neighbor Serbia – are declared the region’s leaders in youth unemployment. The latest data indicate that young people start their first job long after graduation. An official survey4 published in July covering 15-29 year olds (23% of the total population) show that they typically wait more than 2 years for their first job after graduation. The Director of the State Statistical Office, Blagica Novkovska, notes that, For more than 50 percent of young people who have completed their education and want to find a decent job, the transition lasts more than two years, which is considered too long by the survey’s standard. There are also interesting indicators showing significant participation of young people in informal [grey] employment, which means that those who have made the transition from school to work are, in fact, most often working in [the grey economy]. Spiro Ristovski, then Minister of Labor and Social Policy, drew a huge public reaction for his comm •ΉΠ₯Έ5…䁽ΈΡ‘”ΑΙ½‰±•΄°ƒŠq$…»ŠeЁ…•ΑЁё”ΑΙ•΅₯Ν”Ρ‘…Ё₯Ё₯́‘…ɐΡΌ™₯Ή„©½ˆ₯Έ5…•‘½Ή₯„μΡ‘”ΑΙ½‰±•΄₯́•ΡΡ₯ΉœΝ½΅”Α•½Α±”ΡΌ…Ι•”ΡΌέ½Ι¬…Ё…±°Έ%Ё₯́„™…ΠΡ‘…Ё΅…Ήδ₯Ρ₯镹́ɕ™ΥΝ”©½‰Μ…Ή…Ι”Ρ½ΌΑ₯­δ…‰½ΥЁݑ•Ι”Ρ‘•δέ₯±°έ½Ι¬Έ'Še΄Ή½ΠΝ…ε₯ΉœΡ‘…Ё•Ω•Ιε½Ή”Ν‘½Υ±©ΥΝЁх­”…Ήδ©½ˆΡ‘•δ…Έ™₯Ή‰ΥЁ$•αΑ•Π΅½Ι”•Ή…•΅•ΉΠ€΄•ΝΑ•₯…±±δ™Ι½΄ε½ΥΉœΑ•½Α±”€΄₯ΈΡ‘”ΝΡΙ՝±”ΡΌ™₯Ή‰•Ρѕȁ©½‰Μ»Št5ΘΈI₯ΝΡ½ΩΝ­€‘…́Ν₯Ή”‰••Έ…ΑΑ½₯ΉΡ•5₯Ή₯Νѕȁ½˜‘Ս…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉM₯•Ή”ΈM₯΅₯±…ȁ͕ΉΡ₯΅•ΉΠέ…́…±ΝΌ‘•…ɐΙ••ΉΡ±δ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”₯Ι•Ρ½Θ½˜Ρ‘”MΡ…Ρ”΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ•Ήδ°Y±…Ρ­ΌA½Α½ΩΝ­€°έ₯Ρ ‘₯́₯΅ΑΙ•ΝΝ₯½ΈΡ‘…Ёε½ΥΉœΑ•½Α±”₯Έ5…•‘½Ή₯„±…¬…΅‰₯Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΝ•±˜΅΅½Ρ₯Ω…Ρ₯½ΈΈ!”Ι••ΉΡ±δ…‘Ω₯Ν•(Π$M‘½½°ΡΌ]½Ι¬QΙ…ΉΝ₯Ρ₯½Έ½˜e½ΥΉœ5•Έ…Ή]½΅•Έ₯ΈΡ‘”I•ΑΥ‰±₯Œ½˜5…•‘½Ή₯„‰δΡ‘”MΡ…Ρ”MΡ…Ρ₯ΝΡ₯…°=™™₯”…ΉΡ‘”%ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°1…‰½Θ=ɝ…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΈ()Q‘” …Ν”₯Έ5…•‘½Ή₯„)Ё΅₯‘‘…䁑ΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘”έ½Ι¬έ••¬₯ΈM­½Α©”°ε½ΧŠe±°™₯Ή…™•Μ½Ω•Ι™±½έ₯Ήœέ₯Ρ ε½ΥΉœΑ•½Α±”‘Ι₯Ή­₯Ήœ½™™•”…ΉΝ΅½­₯Ήœ₯…Ι•ΡΡ•ΜΈQ‘…ΣŠé‰•…ΥΝ”•Ω•ΙδΝ•½Ήε½ΥΉœΑ•ΙΝ½Έ½Έ…”‰•Ρέ••Έ€Δԁ…Ή€ΘЁ₯́©½‰±•ΝΜΈ!₯ ΥΉ•΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ₯ΈΡ‘”½ΥΉΡΙδƒŠLΑΥΙΑ½ΙΡ•ΡΌ‰”½Ω•Θ€Μΐ”™½ΘΡ‘”±…ΝЁ‘•…‘”ƒŠL‘…́‰•½΅”„‰…Ν₯Œ™…Π½˜±₯™”Έ ΥЁɕ•ΉΡ±δ°Ν•Ω•Ι…°Ι•Α½ΙΡ́…ΉΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝΡ…Ρ•΅•ΉΡ́‰δ½Ω•ΙΉ΅•ΉΠ½™™₯₯…±Μ‘…Ω”ΝΑΥΙΙ•„Ή•ά‘•‰…Ρ”Έ()½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘”±…Ρ•ΝЁ½™™₯₯…°ΝΡ…Ρ₯ΝΡ₯Μ™Ι½΄5…•‘½Ή₯‡ŠéMΡ…Ρ”΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ•Ήδ°Ρ‘”Ρ½Ρ…°ΉΥ΅‰•Θ½˜ΥΉ•΅Α±½ε•₯ΈΡ‘”½ΥΉΡΙδ₯Μ€ΘΠΜ°Πΐ́ݑ₯±”€ΤΤ°ΤΨΐ½˜Ρ‘•΄…Ι”ε½ΥΉœΑ•½Α±”Έ)½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘”±…Ρ•ΝЁ½™™₯₯…°ΝΡ…Ρ₯ΝΡ₯Μ™Ι½΄5…•‘½Ή₯‡ŠéMΡ…Ρ”΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ•Ήδ°Ρ‘”Ρ½Ρ…°ΉΥ΅‰•Θ½˜ΥΉ•΅Α±½ε•₯ΈΡ‘”½ΥΉΡΙδ₯Μ€ΘΠΜ°Πΐ́ݑ₯±”€ΤΤ°ΤΨΐ½˜Ρ‘•΄…Ι”ε½ΥΉœΑ•½Α±”ΈQ‘”MΡ…Ρ”MΡ…Ρ₯ΝΡ₯…°=™™₯”‘•±…Ι•₯Έ)ΥΉ”Ρ‘…Ёё”Ι…Ρ”½˜ΥΉ•΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ₯ΈΡ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΕΥ…Ιѕȁ½˜€ΘΐΔ́™½ΘΡ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΡ₯΅”₯Έε•…Ί‘•Ι•…Ν•Ν±₯‘ѱ䰁‰ΥЁΝΡ₯±°Ι•΅…₯ΉΜ…‰½Ω”€ΜΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠΈΜ•ΝΑ₯Ρ”Ρ‘₯́ΡΙ•Ή°Ρ‘”Α•Ι•ΉΡ…”½˜ΥΉ•΅Α±½ε•ε½ΥΡ ₯́ΝΡ₯±°€ΤΜΈΤ”Έ±΅½ΝЁΝ₯΅Υ±Ρ…Ή•½ΥΝ±δΡ‘”]½Ι± …Ή¬ΑΥ‰±₯Ν‘•₯Ρ́±…Ρ•ΝЁ½Ή½΅₯ŒI•Α½ΙЁ™½Θ(Μ$]”Ν‘½Υ±Ή½Ρ”Ρ‘…Ёё”•Ήδ₯́ΥΙΙ•ΉΡ±δ…ΙΙε₯Ήœ½ΥЁ„½΅ΑΙ•‘•ΉΝ₯Ω”Ι•Ω₯•ά°Ω•Ι₯™₯…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή½ΙΙ•Ρ₯½Έ½˜₯Ρ́ɽ±•Μ™½ΘΡ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΡ₯΅”ΈQ‘₯́ΑΙ½•Ν́₯Ή±Υ‘•ΜΝ•Α…Ι…Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘½Ν”έ‘Ό…Ι”…Ρ₯Ω•±δ±½½­₯Ήœ™½Θέ½Ι¬™Ι½΄Ρ‘½Ν”έ‘Ό…Ι”Ή½Π°Ρ‘Ύё”±½έ•ΘΉΥ΅‰•Ί…Ι”ƒŠL…Ё±•…ΝЁ₯ΈΑ…ΙΠƒŠL•αΑ±…₯Ή•‰δΡ‘₯́ΑΙ½•ΝΜΈΥΙΡ‘•Θ°™½Ι΅…°•ΉΙ½±±΅•ΉΠ½˜ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΡ́₯ΈMΡ…Ρ”ΥΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯ΡδΑΙ½Ι…΅Μ₯́ΥΙΙ•ΉΡ±δΙ•±…Ρ₯Ω•±δ‘₯ …ΉΥΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯ΡδΝΡΥ‘₯•ΜΡ•ΉΡΌ±…ΝЁ΅Υ ±½Ή•ΘΡ‘…Έ‰•™½Ι”Έ() ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•½ΈΑ…”€ΜΔ)΅•Ι₯Ήœ5…•‘½Ή₯„MΥ΅΅•Θ€ΘΐΔ́%ΝΝΥ”€Μΰ((Δΰ((