Albania Unemployment Rate  1993-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Albania decreased to 12.9 percent in the three months to June of 2018 from 14.3 percent in the corresponding period of 2017. It was the lowest unemployment rate since the last quarter of 2008. The male jobless rate went down to 13.5 percent from 15.4 percent and for female it declined to 12.2 percent from 12.8 in the second quarter of the previous year. The youth unemployment rate also fell by 3.7 percentage points to 22.6 percent. The employment rate increased to 59.2 percent from 57.3 percent, rising by 2.2 percentage points to 66.3 percent for male and by 1.9 percentage points to 52.2 percent for female. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate rose to 68 percent from 66.8 percent a year earlier. In the first quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate was higher at 13 percent. Unemployment Rate in Albania averaged 15.08 percent from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 22.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 1993 and a record low of 12.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 1996.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-12 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 13.6% 14.0% 13.2%
2018-06-11 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 13% 13.6% 13.4%
2018-09-11 09:25 AM Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13% 13.2%
2018-12-12 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13%


Albania Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.90 13.00 22.30 12.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1137.00 1128.00 1161.00 892.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 78.00 85.00 301.00 78.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.00 68.00 68.00 57.90 percent [+]
Wages 60595.00 59728.00 61600.00 3084.00 ALL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 24000.00 24000.00 24000.00 1200.00 ALL/Month [+]
Population 2.87 2.88 3.37 1.58 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.67 60.50 60.67 50.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 55.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.60 24.50 34.20 22.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 57.30 59.20 59.20 47.10 percent [+]


Albania Unemployment Rate

In Albania, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Albania Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Albania Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.90 13.00 22.30 12.10 1993 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.30 Jul/18
Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
United States 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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