North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 35.55%, a 9.85% decline from 2018.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 45.40%, a 1.29% decline from 2017.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 46.69%, a 1.51% decline from 2016.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 48.20%, a 0.89% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 35.55% -9.85%
2018 45.40% -1.29%
2017 46.69% -1.51%
2016 48.20% 0.89%
2015 47.31% -5.78%
2014 53.09% 1.25%
2013 51.84% -2.02%
2012 53.86% -1.43%
2011 55.29% 1.61%
2010 53.68% -1.43%
2009 55.11% -1.23%
2008 56.34% -1.29%
2007 57.63% -1.98%
2006 59.61% -3.63%
2005 63.24% -1.45%
2004 64.69% -0.75%
2003 65.44% 7.22%
2002 58.22% 2.80%
2001 55.42% -2.81%
2000 58.23% -0.06%
1999 58.29% -3.45%
1998 61.74% -2.37%
1997 64.11% 0.26%
1996 63.85% 0.08%
1995 63.77% 0.11%
1994 63.66% 0.30%
1993 63.36% 0.41%
1992 62.95% 0.12%
1991 62.83% 0.12%