There were 5,985 companies with zero employees In Macedonia in 2021, or there is no statistical data on employees for them, according to the State Statistics Office (SSO). This is 8.2 percent of active business entities (72,922), reports Pari.com.mk.
Experts explain that in the country there are companies without employees for three reasons. There are small companies where there’s only a manager who is not an employee, because it is a small business, which is the most profitable for the owner. Large groups and even international corporations, which do not need employees in their subsidiary company, i.e. a manager is enough, and there are companies that practically do not function, but have not yet been deleted from the Central Register, and therefore are run as companies with zero employees, or no employee data.