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Covid-19 and the World of Work Bosnia and Herzegovina
Covid-19 and the World of Work BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, jointly assessed the impact of the crisis on the Western Balkan labour markets. The latest impact assessment report is on Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Covid-19 crisis has led to a decline in working hours during the third quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 170,000 full-time jobs.  With this, the working hours lost are 3 to 4 per cent higher than the average loss of working hours in the six Western Balkan economies.

The report identifies 14 sectors in which over 245,000 jobs are at immediate risk as the health crisis persists. These sectors include wholesale and retail trade, transport, crop and animal production, accommodation and food service activities, as well as several export-oriented industries (apparel, plastic, wood, minerals) and food products manufacturing. 



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