The total number of unemployed persons, at 31.12.2011. in the municipality of Bijelo Polje was 3.995 an increase of 89 persons from the average number of unemployed in the 2011th year. The number of unemployed women was 1.769, or 44.3% of total unemployment.Unemployment in the municipality makes 11.6% of total unemployment in Montenegroa 31.4% unemployment northern region.

Average salaries in the 2011th compared to 2007. year, increased by 39.3% to € 386.00. Significantly lower than the national average, and makes 79.8% of the average salaries in Montenegro. In the end 2011. the average monthly salary in the municipality amounted to 361.00 € and 6.5% less than the average annual salary while in Montenegro was the same, on average, during and in late 2011.
 The cause of this discrepancy is slower earnings growth in the municipality than in Montenegro, where, during the period, increased by 43.2%. The average salary in Montenegro in 2011. amounted to € 484.00. Average salaries account for 95% of the average wage in the region.

Employment in the period 2007 - 2008th year, growing at a rate of 7%, and since 2009 due to the economic crisis, began to fall. The result of these developments is to reduce employment at the end of the period by 14% compared to 2007. year.
Also in this period, the share of employment in total employment in the municipality of Montenegro has been continually declining, so the 2011th compared to the previous year participation decreased from 4.48% to 3.95%.
Different employment trends by sector. According to crisis fluctuations, various moving and employment in the sectors of construction, tourism, hospitality, transport and agriculture.
Looking qualification structure, the largest share of employees with secondary and higher education. This situation is quite expected if you take into consideration that the majority of the working population has a level IV qualifications on the one hand and on the other hand, highly qualified staff easier to have employment.
Age structure is not so good, because a much larger share of employment has an older population, indicating problems in employment, and in near future it is expected a significant increase in the number of pensioners. Structure of employees by sex is satisfactory, given that approximately the same number of male and female.


From a more general definition of employment as an indicator of the economic, cultural and social prosperity of the community and the widest range of sources of living of the population, and the unemployment rate as a synonym of poverty, social marginalization, unnecessary and irreversible shedding of human resources, it can be seen crucial issues of employment for each individual, and the particular community.
In fact, the ratio of the employed and unemployed, that is, the rate of employment or unemployment, najintegralnijih expressions and relations, modes and optimize the quality of the relationship, a particular community, to a greater or lesser extent, it socio-economically stable, secure and essentially , more successful. It also talks about the extent of its development, its relation to active labor potential, as the basic community resources and its development prospects.
Under the active population, according international practices observed within the population aged 15 to 65 years. The economically active population comprises all persons of either sex who are in the labor market on the supply side.
So, people are considered to be economically active if they contribute or are available to contribute to the production of goods and services.
Number of economically active population in the municipality of Bijelo Polje, census 2011th totaled 14.733 or 40.5% of the population above 15 years of age.