The labor market and educational institutions

The labor force in Novi Sad is generally highly educated, with a good professional knowledge and a good command of foreign languages as well as the competitive costs.

Registered employment in the City of Novi Sad, 2021

Employees of legal entities

138.307

Employees as private entrepreneurs and persons employed by them

26.311

Registered individual farmers

616

Total

165.234

                                                                                                                                              Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Employees of legal entities, entrepreneurs and their employees, employment by sector, 2021

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

1.683

Mining

688

Manufacturing

25.250

Electricity, gas and steam supply

1.949

Water supply and wastewater management

1.823

Construction

10.643

Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles

28.552

Transport and storage

8.919

Accommodation and food services

7.221

Information and communication

11.719

Financial activities and insurance activities

4.582

Real estate

774

Professional, scientific and technical innovation activities

12.160

Administrative and support service activities

6.772

Public administration and compulsory social security

7.999

Education

13.798

Health and social protection

12.181

Arts, entertainment and recreation

4.087

Other Service Activities

3.818

                                                                                                                                                 Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

The average salary paid in the period January-December 2021 amounted to 104.290,00 RSD, while the average salary paid without taxes and contributions in the same period amounted to 75.773,00 RSD.

The total number of unemployed persons at the end of 2021 amounted to 12.970, while the unemployment rate was 7,6%.  

Number of unemployed by level of education, balance as of 31st December 2021

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII-1

VII-2

VIII

Total

2.060

416

1.949

4.234

85

1.025

3.139

40

22

12.970

Number of unemployed by age, balance as of 31st December 2021

15-19

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50+

Total

213

634

1.412

1.330

1.467

1.529

1.491

4.894

12.970

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: National Employment Service

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

University of Novi Sad organizes and conducts academic and vocational studies of different levels and constantly works on advancing of the education system. This process is greatly facilitated by its excellent cooperation with the international university centers. In 2010 The University of Novi Sad celebrated half a century of its existence. The University of Novi Sad is the second largest university center in Serbia, comprising 14 faculties, with 9 faculties seated in Novi Sad:

  • Faculty of Philosophy;
  • Faculty of Agriculture;
  • Faculty of Technology;
  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sport and Physical Education;
  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Academy of Arts;
  • Department of the Faculty of Economics (The Faculty is seated in Subotica).

The total number of students in academic year 2021/2022. is 48.258. 

For more information, please visit the website of the University of Novi Sad: http://www.uns.ac.rs/index.php/en/

COLLEGES OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

Higher education in vocational studies in Novi Sad is carried out in three colleges of vocational studies: College of Technical Vocational Studies in Novi Sad, College of Business Vocational Studies in Novi Sad and Preschool Teacher Training College in Novi Sad.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The network of secondary schools consists of four grammar schools, eight vocational schools (school of agriculture, school of mechanical engineering, school of eletrical engineering, two secondary technical schools, school of transport, medical school and school of economics), three schools for art education (music school, ballet school and school of design) and one school for children with disabilities. The secondary schools, according to the data at the start of  2021/2022 school year, are attended by 15,329 students.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

There are 34 regular elementary schools for education of students between the first and eigth grade, there are three art schools for children of the elementary school age (two music schools and one ballet school), school for children with disabilities, school for elementary education of adults and the program for seventh-grade and eighth-grade elementary school students who are talented at mathematics. In the 2021/2022 academic year, there are 31,526 students in elementary schools.

 

SITUATION ON THE LABOR MARKET ON THE TERRITORY OF THE CITY

(EXCERPT FROM THE ACTION PLAN OF EMPLOYMENT OF THE CITY OF NOVI SAD FOR 2022, the entire document in “ The Official Journal of the City of Novi Sad", No. 4/2022)

The total number of the unemployed on the territory of the City on 30th November 2021 included 13.081 persons. Based on the analysis of the unemployment situation for the Novi Sad Branch Office for the period from 2020/November to 2021/November, the number of the unemployed decreased by 1.03%.

Deficient occupations are: computer scientists, especially programmers, welders, butchers, hairdressers, certified accountants, graduate pharmacists who have passed the professional exam, rebar fixers, carpenters, graduate special educators, social workers and geodetic engineers, specialist doctors, mechanical and electrical engineers, teachers of mathematics and physics.

Surplus occupations are: legal, agricultural and economic technicians, high school graduates, law graduates, tourism graduates, tourism technicians, cultural professions, chemical technicians, teachers of Serbian language and literature, classroom teachers.

On the territory of the City, the highest number of 4.269 is of persons with the fourth level of education, following with 3.140 persons with the seventh level of education and 2.097 persons with the first level of education. The number of persons on the register who have been waiting for a job for more than 24 months is 5.474 persons, which is 41.85% of the total number registered in the City.

The analysis of labor market trends indicates the need to intensify activities in order to improve the position of the categories of hard-to-employ persons.

The goal of the City's employment policy is to establish a stable and sustainable trend of employment growth through the creation of new jobs, support for the development of entrepreneurship and encouragement of youth employment. In addition to the National Employment Service, on the territory of the City, jobs related to the employment boosting are also performed by the City Administration for Economy.

In accordance with the Law, and at the proposal of the Employment Council, the Mayor adopted the Programs of Active Employment Policy of the City of Novi Sad for 2007, 2008 and 2009, and for 2010 to 2021 period the Employment Action Plans. In the period from 2010 to 2021, the City allocated a total of 1.529.285.990,00 dinars for the implementation of the active employment policy measures, for the employment of 4.290 persons and for the training of 2.781 persons. Out of that, 448 persons were employed in 2021 (of that number, 100 people attended a professional practice programme).

* The data are taken from the Employment Action Plan of the City of Novi Sad for 2022 (you can download the entire document at the link: https://skupstina.novisad.rs/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sl-4-2022.pdf or in “The Official Journal of the City of Novi Sad", No. 4/2022).