The unemployment rate in Macedonia decreased for a second straight quarter to a record low of 15.9 percent in the second quarter of 2021, compared to 16.7 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 9.5 thousand to 150.1 thousand, while the number of employed increased by 1.8 thousand to 795.3 thousand. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate ticked down to 56 percent from 56.5 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate slowed down to 47.3 percent from 47.06 percent. source: State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia

Unemployment Rate in Macedonia averaged 28.99 percent from 1993 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 38.70 percent in the first quarter of 2005 and a record low of 15.90 percent in the second quarter of 2021. This page provides - Macedonia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macedonia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Macedonia is expected to be 15.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Macedonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 14.20 percent in 2022 and 13.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Macedonia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.90 16.00 38.70 15.90 1993 - 2021 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-04 11:00 AM Q3 16.5% 16.7% 20.8%
2021-03-05 11:00 AM Q4 16.1% 16.5% 17.4%
2021-06-04 10:00 AM Q1 16.0% 16.1% 16.7%
2021-09-03 10:00 AM Q2 15.9% 16.0% 16.2%
2021-12-03 11:00 AM Q3 15.9% 15.6%


News Stream
Macedonia Jobless Rate at Record Low of 15.9% in Q2
The unemployment rate in Macedonia decreased for a second straight quarter to a record low of 15.9 percent in the second quarter of 2021, compared to 16.7 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 9.5 thousand to 150.1 thousand, while the number of employed increased by 1.8 thousand to 795.3 thousand. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate ticked down to 56 percent from 56.5 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate slowed down to 47.3 percent from 47.06 percent.
2021-09-03
Macedonia Jobless Rate Continues to Drop in Q1
The unemployment rate in Macedonia dropped to 16 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from 16.2 percent in the same period of the previous year. It was the third consecutive decline in jobless rate to its lowest level since the series began in 2004. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 5.8 thousand to 150 thousand, while the number of employed fell by 17.9 thousand to 793 thousand. Therefore, the activity rate edged down to 56.0 percent from 57.4 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate slowed down to 47.1 percent from 48.1 percent.
2021-06-04
Macedonia Jobless Rate at Historic Low
The unemployment rate in Macedonia edged down to 16.1 percent in the last quarter of 2020 from 16.6 percent in the same period of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since the series began in 2004, due to a large outflow of people from the labour force. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 9.3 thousand to 152 thousand, while the number of employed fell by 17.8 thousand to 790 thousand. Thus, the activity rate went down to 55.9 percent from 57.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, and the employment rate dropped to 46.8 percent from 47.9 percent.
2021-03-05

Macedonia Unemployment Rate
In Macedonia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.