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 2019 was 17.76%, a 2.98% decline from 2018.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.74%, a 1.65% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
North Macedonia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 17.76% -2.98%
2018 20.74% -1.65%
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 34.93% -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% -0.03%
1996 36.03% 0.04%
1995 35.99% 0.02%
1994 35.98% 0.05%
1993 35.93% 0.27%
1992 35.66% 0.14%
1991 35.52% 0.14%