The municipalities have doubled the number of their employees compared to 2011, shows the comparison of two documents from the Ministry of Local Self-Governance and the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA). The dynamics of the employments by the municipalities has doubled after 2013, when the number of employees started rising by 22% per annum.

According to the Ministry of Local Self-Governance’s Program for Sustainable Local Development and Decentralisation 2015-2020, in 2011 the municipalities had 2792 employees and by 2018, their number has risen to 5738, shows the Annual Report on Data from the Public Sector Employees Register 2018 issued by the MISA.

“The total number of administration jobs in the municipalities in 2013 was 3427 which compared to 2011 is a rise by 635 employees more, or 8% more”, states the Program for Sustainable Growth. Otherwise, despite the findings of the document, according to a mathematical formula, there was an increase of 22% or 11% annually.

The rate of new employments in the units of the local self-governance has doubled since then, so in five years the local administration has increased by 67% or 22% annually.

“In the units of the local self-government, the number of employees is 7738, and they are split in two groups: administrative officers (state employees) and assistants and technical persons. Additionally, in “Planning regions” there are 45 employees, who due to the discrepancy of the material law and the undefined status of the planning regions are employed and they fulfill their rights in accordance with the Law on Employment”, states the Annual Report of the Public Sector Employment Registry Data 2018.

The biggest number of employees in the local self-government administration per 1000 citizens has the municipality of Makedonski Brod (11.26) and the smallest is in Arachinovo (0.60).