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Kosovo has a population of more than 2 million inhabitants, 60% of which are capable to work. Over 50% of this category is unemployed. As such, it serves as great potential for the socio-economic development of Kosovo. According to the data of the ministry of labor and social welfare 330,196 jobseekers were registered in February 2007.
The labor market is regulated by the UNMIK regulation nr 2001/ 27, which was created on the basis of EU standards. Currently, the approval of the Law on labor is in procedure and this law is also based on the EU standards.
The regulation for the Essential Labor Law in Kosovo regulates the employment in Kosovo, including the work relationship based on which the works and services are carried out. According to this regulation the discrimination against employment and profession are prohibited. The words employment and profession include the approach towards professional training, employment and certain professions, as well as the working conditions.