Albania Unemployment Rate  1993-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Albania's unemployment rate decreased to 15.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from 16.9 percent in the previous period and 17.3 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed fell to 209.4 thousand from 220.2 thousand in the second quarter of 2015 while employment rose to 1.11 million compared to 1.05 million. Unemployment Rate in Albania averaged 15.19 percent from 1993 until 2016, 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. Unemployment Rate in Albania is reported by the Instituti i Statistikave (INSTAT).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.90 16.90 22.30 12.10 1993 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-10 10:55 AM Q4 17.7% 17.5% 17.1%
2016-06-13 10:00 AM Q1 16.9% 17.7% 17.7%
2016-09-12 08:15 AM Q2 15.9% 16.9% 16.60
2016-12-12 11:00 AM Q3 15.9% 15.4%

Albania Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 15.90 16.90 22.30 12.10 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 124.00 139.00 301.00 124.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 1038.00 1025.00 1161.00 892.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.90 67.10 57.90 percent [+]
Wages 54500.00 54300.00 54500.00 3084.00 ALL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 22000.00 22000.00 22000.00 1200.00 ALL/Month [+]
Population 2.89 2.89 3.37 1.58 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 29.90 30.40 34.20 23.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 55.30 54.80 58.20 47.10 percent [+]




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