North Macedonia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2021 was 16.20%, a 1% decline from 2020.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2020 was 17.20%, a 0.06% decline from 2019.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.26%, a 3.48% decline from 2018.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.74%, a 1.64% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
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North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
North Macedonia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 16.20% -1.00%
2020 17.20% -0.06%
2019 17.26% -3.48%
2018 20.74% -1.64%
2017 22.38% -1.34%
2016 23.72% -2.35%
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% -1.10%
2006 36.03% -1.22%
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% -2.80%
1996 38.80% 3.20%
1995 35.60% 5.60%
1994 30.00% 2.30%
1993 27.70% 1.40%
1992 26.30% 1.80%
1991 24.50% 1.80%