North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 39.14%, a 6.26% 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 0.88% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 39.14% -6.26%
2018 45.40% -1.29%
2017 46.69% -1.51%
2016 48.20% 0.88%
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% -1.22%
2008 56.34% -1.29%
2007 57.63% -1.98%
2006 59.61% -3.60%
2005 63.21% -1.40%
2004 64.61% -0.83%
2003 65.44% 7.22%
2002 58.22% 2.69%
2001 55.52% -2.44%
2000 57.96% -0.11%
1999 58.07% -3.57%
1998 61.64% -2.51%
1997 64.15% 0.22%
1996 63.93% 0.03%
1995 63.89% 0.04%
1994 63.85% -0.04%
1993 63.90% 0.50%
1992 63.39% 0.29%
1991 63.10% 0.29%