Unemployment Rate in Moldova increased to 4.20 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 4.10 percent in the first quarter of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Moldova averaged 5.94 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in the first quarter of 2006 and a record low of 2.20 percent in the third quarter of 2018. This page provides - Moldova Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Moldova Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Moldova is expected to be 8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Moldova to stand at 9.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Moldova Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.00 percent in 2021 and 4.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Moldova Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.10 13.00 2.20 2000 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-04 12:00 PM Q3 4.0% 4.5% 3.2%
2020-03-06 12:00 PM Q4 4.3% 4.0% 4.2%
2020-06-19 11:00 AM Q1 4.1% 4.3% 5%
2020-09-03 11:00 AM Q2 4.2% 4.1% 7.7%
2020-12-04 12:00 PM Q3 8.5%


News Stream
Moldova Jobless Rate Falls to 4.1% in Q1
The unemployment rate in Moldova decreased to 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from 4.3 percent in the previous three-month period, as the number of unemployed fell by 3.9 thousand to 34.2 thousand. By genders, the unemployment rate for men was 4.6 percent and for women it was 3.5 percent. The rate was higher in urban areas (4.4 percent) than in rural areas (3.8 percent). The youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers between 15 and 24 years was 13 percent.
2020-06-19
Moldova Jobless Rate Rises to 4.3% in Q4
The unemployment rate in Moldova increased to 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 4.0 percent in the previous three-month period. The number of unemployed persons fell by 0.3 thousand to 38.1 thousand while employment decreased by 60.1 thousand to 849.7 thousand. By genders, the unemployment rate for men was 4.5 percent and for women it was 4.0 percent. The rate was higher in urban areas (4.5 percent) than in rural areas (4.1 percent).
2020-03-06
Moldova Jobless Rate Falls to 4% in Q3
The unemployment rate in Moldova fell to 4.0 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous three-month period. The number of unemployed persons fell by 4.2 thousand to 37.8 thousand and employment rose by 8.8 thousand to 909.8 thousand. The unemployment rate for men was 4.1 percent and for women it was 3.9 percent. The rate was significantly higher in urban areas (4.6 percent) than in rural areas (3.4 percent). Among young people (15-24 years), the jobless rate was recorded at 11.3 percent.
2019-12-04

Moldova Unemployment Rate
In Moldova, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.