North Macedonia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2020 was 18.40%, a 1.14% increase 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.
  • North Macedonia unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.38%, a 1.34% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
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Suriname 8.65%
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Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
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Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
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North Macedonia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 18.40% 1.14%
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% -0.02%
1996 36.02% 0.00%
1995 36.02% -0.01%
1994 36.03% 0.08%
1993 35.95% 0.27%
1992 35.68% 0.15%
1991 35.53% 0.15%