Albania Unemployment Rate  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Albania's unemployment rate fell to 15.2 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from 15.9 percent in the the previous period and from 17.5 percent in the corresponding three months a year earlier. It was the lowest reading since the first quarter of 2013, as the number of unemployed declined by 5.2 thousand from the previous period to 204 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 32.7 thousand to 1.14 million. Youth unemployment rate also dropped to 27.4 percent, the lowest since the third quarter of 2013. 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 10:40 AM Q3 15.2% 15.9% 15.4%
2017-03-10 10:00 AM Q4 15.2% 14.6%
2017-06-12 10:00 AM Q1 14.2%
2017-09-12 10:00 AM Q2 13.8%




Albania Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 15.20 15.90 22.30 12.10 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 115.00 124.00 301.00 115.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 1057.00 1038.00 1161.00 892.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.30 65.80 67.30 57.90 percent [+]
Wages 54550.00 54500.00 54550.00 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 27.40 29.90 34.20 23.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 57.10 55.30 58.20 47.10 percent [+]



Albania Unemployment Rate Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.20 15.90 22.30 12.10 1993 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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