SEE Jobs Gateway Database

March 2020

The SEE Jobs Gateway Database is the result of a collaboration between the World Bank and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). It covers a detailed set of labour market indicators for the six Western Balkan and four EU peer countries:

Western Balkan countries                              EU peer countries

* Albania                                                               * Austria
* Bosnia and Herzegovina                                 * Bulgaria
* Kosovo                                                               * Croatia
* Montenegro                                                      * Hungary
* North Macedonia
* Serbia

The dataset is harmonised across indicators, age groups and educational attainment and is available on a quarterly and annual basis. It is based upon national Labour Force Surveys starting from 2010. The SEE Jobs Gateway Database covers four parts: (i) Key economic indicators, (ii) Labor market indicators, (iii) Labor market data on a sub-national level and (iv) Data on earnings and unit labor costs. Definitions, methodological notes and breaks in time series are provided in the ‘Metadata’ on the SEE Jobs Gateway Database website.

On the basis of this database, annual flagship reports - Western Balkans Labor Market Trends - are published. The first report was released in April 2017, the second in March 2018, the third in March 2019 and the fourth report in March 2020.

The SEE Jobs Gateway was funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.

Licensing

When using the database you may either quote 'SEE Jobs Gateway Database' or the reports:

Vidovic, Hermine; Brodmann, Stefanie; Reyes, Gonzalo; Johansson de Silva, Sara; Marguerie, Alicia; Rigolini, Jamele; Brancatelli, Calogero; Kupets Olga; Leitner, Sandra. 2020.
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2020. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.
https://wiiw.ac.at/western-balkans-labor-market-trends-2020-dlp-5300.pdf

Vidovic, Hermine; Brodmann, Stefanie; Reyes, Gonzalo; Arandarenko, Mihail; Aleksic, Dragan; Brancatelli, Calogero; Leitner, Sandra; Mara, Isilda. 2019.
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2019. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.
https://wiiw.ac.at/western-balkans-labor-market-trends-2019-dlp-5168.pdf

Vidovic, Hermine; Mara, Isilda; Brodmann, Stefanie; Reyes, Gonzalo; Arandarenko, Mihail; Aleksic, Dragan. 2018.
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2018. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group
https://wiiw.ac.at/western-balkans-labor-market-trends-2018-dlp-5169.pdf

Vidovic, Hermine; Koettl-Brodmann, Johannes; Mara, Isilda; Posadas, Josefina. 2017. Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. https://wiiw.ac.at/western-balkans-labor-market-trends-2017-dlp-5170.pdf

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Data: SEE Jobs Gateway Database

Publications:

Contact

Monika Schwarzhappel, Hermine Vidovic

 

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution

Keywords: Labour markets, growth and employment, inactivity, informal employment, atypical employment, wages, youth unemployment, long-term unemployment, Open Data

JEL classification: J01, J21, J24, J46, 64

Countries covered: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


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