North Macedonia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.55%, a 0.83% decline from 2017.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.38%, a 1.34% decline from 2016.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.72%, a 2.34% decline from 2015.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2015 was 26.07%, a 1.96% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
North Macedonia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 21.55% -0.83%
2017 22.38% -1.34%
2016 23.72% -2.34%
2015 26.07% -1.96%
2014 28.03% -0.97%
2013 29.00% -2.02%
2012 31.02% -0.36%
2011 31.38% -0.64%
2010 32.02% -0.16%
2009 32.18% -1.58%
2008 33.76% -1.17%
2007 34.94% -1.09%
2006 36.03% -1.23%
2005 37.25% 0.09%
2004 37.16% 0.47%
2003 36.69% 4.75%
2002 31.94% 1.42%
2001 30.52% -1.68%
2000 32.20% -0.20%
1999 32.40% -2.10%
1998 34.50% -1.50%
1997 36.00% 0.05%
1996 35.96% 0.05%
1995 35.91% -0.30%
1994 36.21% 0.50%
1993 35.71% 1.01%
1992 34.70% 0.10%
1991 34.60% 0.10%