Administrative data on labour market

The publication of quarterly and annual administrative data on labor market indicators aims at a quantitative and dynamic assessment of labor market developments.

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Administrative data on labor market contain employment and registered unemployment data.

 Legal Base

  • Law No.17/2018 on Official Statistics
  • Official Statistics National Programme 2017-2021

The main variables of administrative data on  labor market are grouped into the following categories:

Administrative data variables on employed contributers in social insurance
• in the private sector
• in the public sector

Administrative variables on registered unemployment are grouped into these categories
• age
• gender
• educational level

Sources for updating variables

Administrative resources

• General Directorate of Taxation
• National Employment and Skills Agency

Updated variables are:

• Data on Employed contributers in social insurance
• Data on registered unemployment



Employed in the state sector contributers in social insurance consists of all employees in the central government, local government and public and non-budgetary public enterprises.

Employed in the private sector contributers in social insurance consists of all working age persons who have a job as wage-earner or self-employed as declared in the General Taxation Directorate.

Registered unemployment consists of all persons enrolled in employment offices based on DCM no. 70, dated 11.02.1999 "On the identification of unemployed jobseekers".

According to this law, "jobseeker" is any unemployed person, available for employment, which is periodically submitted to the relevant employment office. Such persons are also those who are in employment or self-employed, but who require a new job. The jobseeker is a person who:

a) lives in Albania,
b) is over 16 years of age
c) appear personally at the Employment Office to find a job
d) is fit for work