The unemployment rate in Macedonia decreased to 19.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 21.9 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons fell by 22.7 thousand to 185.8 thousand and the number of employed rose by 26.6 thousand to 771.8 thousand. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate increased to 56.9 percent in the three months to December from 56.8 percent and employment rate increased to 45.9 percent from 44.3 percent. In the third quarter of 2018, the jobless rate was higher at 20.8 percent. Unemployment Rate in Macedonia averaged 30.73 percent from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 38.70 percent in the first quarter of 2005 and a record low of 19.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Unemployment Rate in Macedonia is expected to be 20.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Macedonia to stand at 18.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macedonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-08 10:15 AM Unemployment Rate 21.6% 21.9% 21.5%
2018-09-07 09:35 AM Unemployment Rate 21.1% 21.6% 21.1%
2018-12-07 11:20 AM Unemployment Rate 20.8% 21.1% 20.8%
2019-03-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 19.4% 20.8% 20.40%
2019-06-07 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 19.4% 20.00%
2019-09-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 19.70%
2019-12-06 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 19.1%


Macedonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 19.40 20.80 38.70 19.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 771806.00 759445.00 771806.00 498867.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 185803.00 199325.00 330724.00 185803.00 [+]
Wages 37704.00 36017.00 37704.00 20029.00 MKD/Month [+]
Population 2.08 2.07 2.10 1.38 Million [+]
Part Time Employment 24.50 26.60 50.20 21.70 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 4.90 3.30 19.60 -4.50 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 8459.00 7199.00 8459.00 4604.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.97 57.80 50.30 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 15.90 15.50 30.90 15.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 12165.00 12008.00 12165.00 8050.00 MKD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 45.90 45.10 45.90 31.20 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 725.80 716.40 725.80 515.20 Thousand [+]


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. This page provides - Macedonia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macedonia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.40 20.80 38.70 19.40 1993 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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