North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 34.12%, a 2.77% decline from 2020.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 36.88%, a 1.37% increase from 2019.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 35.52%, a 9.84% decline from 2018.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 45.35%, a 1.3% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 34.12% -2.77%
2020 36.88% 1.37%
2019 35.52% -9.84%
2018 45.35% -1.30%
2017 46.66% -1.52%
2016 48.18% 0.88%
2015 47.29% -5.82%
2014 53.11% 1.26%
2013 51.85% -2.00%
2012 53.85% -1.46%
2011 55.31% 1.63%
2010 53.68% -1.42%
2009 55.10% -1.24%
2008 56.34% -1.31%
2007 57.64% -1.98%
2006 59.63% -3.77%
2005 63.39% -1.54%
2004 64.93% -0.89%
2003 65.83% 7.59%
2002 58.24% 2.85%
2001 55.39% -2.45%
2000 57.84% 0.05%
1999 57.79% -3.23%
1998 61.02% -2.19%
1997 63.21% -4.84%
1996 68.04% 5.62%
1995 62.42% 9.87%
1994 52.55% 4.02%
1993 48.54% 2.62%
1992 45.91% 3.29%
1991 42.63% 3.29%