The Jobs Gateway in South Eastern Europe

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

Western Balkan countries
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Serbia
EU peer countries
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Hungary

The data are based upon national Labour Force Surveys starting from 2010 and are available on a quarterly and annual basis. The SEE Jobs Gateway Database covers four parts: (i) Key economic indicators, (ii) Labor market – LFS data, (iii) Labor market – administrative data 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.

Based on this database, annual flagship reports - Western Balkans Labor Market Trends (2017-2020) and Labor Market Briefs (2022 onwards) - are published.

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

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