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National Classifications

Национална класификација за занимања

Country / Area: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Classification category: Occupation classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Национална класификација за занимања (НКЗ)
National Classification on Occupation (NCO)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Macedonian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.stat.gov.mk/KlasifikaciiNomenklaturi/NacionalnaKlasifikacijaNaZanimanjata.pdf
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?10 major groups
40 Sub-major groups
123 Minor groups
432 Unit groups
3921 Single occupations
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.1 Managers
11 Chief executives, senior officials and legislators
111 Legislators and senior officials
1111 Legislators
1111.03 Minister
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.This Classification is based on International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08)
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)The national classification has additional two digits at national level
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.No deviations from the international standards
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)Data are published at two digit level
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future. 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.The Classification is used in LFS, HBS, EU-SILC, Vital statistics, education surveys.
Data are collected at 4 digit level and published on 2 digit level.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)Agency for Employment of the Republic of Macedonia, employment services
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?No
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)24.03.2011
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2011
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?It depends on the international and national needs.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Национална класификација на занимања (НКЗ)
National Classification on Occupation (NCO)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsInternational Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88)
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))10 Major groups
28 Sub-major groups
115 Minor groups
403 Unit groups
3638 Single occupations
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?2002
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.No
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?National Classification is based on International Classification
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No correspondence tables or index exist
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationState Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDame Gruev, 4, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/27/2013