The coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased the number of unemployed in the municipalities in the southeast of Macedonia. According to employment agencies in all centers in the southeast, the number of active job seekers has increased as a result of lost jobs or closures of some companies.
Only from March to August there is a large increase in unemployment in all employment centers in all municipalities in the southeast of the country. Citizens are losing their jobs according to data from the employment agency.
Most newly registered unemployed persons and active job seekers from March to August have reported in the centers in Gevgelija and Valandovo. In Gevgelija the number has increased by 761 people and in Valandovo by 407 which is an increase of 79 percent in these two municipalities. In Strumica, the number of unemployed has increased by 1640 people, which is 36 percent more for August compared to March. In Radovis, the number of unemployed increased by 539 people or an increase of 25 percent for August compared to March.