The unemployment rate in Macedonia decreased to 21.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 22.6 percent in the same period of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since series began in 1993, as the number of unemployed persons fell by 13.4 thousand to 202.4 thousand and the number of employed rose by 15.2 thousand to 755.1 thousand. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate remained unchanged at 56.9 percent, the same as in the second quarter of 2017. In the three months to March period, the jobless rate was higher at 21.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Macedonia averaged 31.04 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 21.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-09 11:45 AM Unemployment Rate 21.9% 22.1% 21.9%
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 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 20.8%


Macedonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 21.10 21.60 38.70 21.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 755073.00 749892.00 755073.00 498867.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 202398.00 206748.00 330724.00 202398.00 [+]
Wages 35573.00 35322.00 35983.00 20029.00 MKD/Month [+]
Population 2.08 2.07 2.10 1.38 Million [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 3.10 18.60 -5.60 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 7199.00 8331.00 8331.00 4604.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.91 56.90 57.80 50.30 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 15.50 15.30 30.90 15.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 12165.00 12008.00 12165.00 8050.00 MKD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 26.60 25.50 50.20 21.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 716.40 711.30 716.40 515.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 44.88 44.60 44.88 31.20 percent [+]


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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.10 21.60 38.70 21.10 1993 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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