Employment from administrative sources


The data on annual and monthly number of employees are received on the basis of the records regulated by the Law on Records in the Area of Labour and Employment (Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro 69/03), kept by the Central Register of Tax Administration (CRTA), and regularly used by the Statistical Office of Montenegro.


The above mentioned records comprise employees in enterprises, institutions and organization of all types of ownership, as well as foreign citizens employed in our country.
Persons engaged on the basis of temporary contract or contract for performing temporary and occasional activities are not considered as employees.
The data on unemployed persons include the persons registered at the Employment Agency of Montenegro under the unemployed category.


The term “employees” refers to all persons being employed in enterprises, institutions, organizations or by self-employed individuals no matter whether their employment status is based on a permanent or temporary contract and whether they work on a full-time or part-time basis. From the 1st January 2009 in the total number of employees enter also employed foreigners according to the article 1 of the Law on Employment and work of the foreigners (Official Gazette of Montenegro, number 22 from 2nd April, 2008), which took effect on the 1st January 2009”strangers can be employed, i.e. work in Montenegro under condition established in Law, collective contract, confirmed and published international contract and generally accepted regulation of international Law”.


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