Macedonia Unemployment Rate  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Macedonia's unemployment rate decreased to 22.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 24 percent in the same period of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since the series began in 1993, as the number of unemployed people fell by 11.9 thousand to 215,807 and the number of employed rose by 19.2 thousand to 739,892. Also the labor force participation rate increased to 56.9 percent from 56.5 percent a year ago. Unemployment Rate in Macedonia averaged 30.17 percent from 1993 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 37.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005 and a record low of 22.60 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-09 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 23.1% 23.4% 23.1%
2017-06-09 10:40 AM Unemployment Rate 22.9% 23.1% 23%
2017-09-07 11:15 AM Unemployment Rate 22.6% 22.9% 22.6%
2017-12-07 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 22.6% 22.2%


Macedonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 22.60 22.90 37.30 22.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 739892.00 734043.00 739892.00 498867.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 215807.00 218601.00 330724.00 215807.00 [+]
Wages 33675.00 33328.00 34374.00 20029.00 MKD/Month [+]
Population 2.07 2.07 2.10 1.38 Million [+]
Job Vacancies 7871.00 6470.00 7871.00 4604.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.72 57.80 50.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 231.40 232.28 232.28 198.95 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 37.20 40.90 50.20 21.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 691.40 682.30 691.40 515.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 44.10 43.71 44.10 31.20 percent [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 1.90 18.60 -5.60 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.60 22.90 37.30 22.60 1993 - 2017 percent Quarterly




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