North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 34.91%, a 1.24% decline from 2021.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 36.15%, a 0.61% increase from 2020.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 35.54%, a 0.06% increase from 2019.
  • North Macedonia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 35.48%, a 10.93% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
North Macedonia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 34.91% -1.24%
2021 36.15% 0.61%
2020 35.54% 0.06%
2019 35.48% -10.93%
2018 46.41% -0.85%
2017 47.26% -1.70%
2016 48.96% 1.21%
2015 47.75% -6.01%
2014 53.76% 1.38%
2013 52.38% -1.77%
2012 54.15% -1.06%
2011 55.20% -0.03%
2010 55.23% 0.08%
2009 55.15% -1.61%
2008 56.76% -1.41%
2007 58.17% -1.48%
2006 59.64% -1.95%
2005 61.59% -2.33%
2004 63.93% -1.89%
2003 65.81% 7.54%
2002 58.27% 2.82%
2001 55.45% -2.50%
2000 57.96% -0.02%
1999 57.97% -3.38%
1998 61.35% -2.32%
1997 63.67% -5.28%
1996 68.96% 5.63%
1995 63.32% 9.92%
1994 53.41% 3.93%
1993 49.48% 2.52%
1992 46.97% 3.33%
1991 43.63% 3.33%