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Countries in the Western Balkans are seeing an increase in jobs, as growth is picking up throughout the region. Regional growth is expected to reach 2.6 percent in 2017, resulting in the creation of 230,000 jobs through June 2017. Montenegro is estimated to grow 4.2 percent in 2017, before growing 2.8 percent in 2018 and 2.5 percent in 2019.


Economic growth, coupled with job creation, also contributed to a decline in the region’s poverty rate. At 23.6 percent, the projected rate for 2017 is a full percentage point lower than a year ago – this implies that about 124,000 people escaped poverty this year. 



Emanuel Salinas

Country Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster

Senior Country Economist

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