Iraq Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2022 was 15.55%, a 0.62% decline from 2021.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2021 was 16.17%, a 0.06% decline from 2020.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.23%, a 1.12% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.11%, a 1.05% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Iraq Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 15.55% -0.62%
2021 16.17% -0.06%
2020 16.23% 1.12%
2019 15.11% 1.05%
2018 14.07% 1.05%
2017 13.02% 2.20%
2016 10.82% 0.09%
2015 10.73% 0.14%
2014 10.59% 1.33%
2013 9.26% 1.30%
2012 7.96% -0.17%
2011 8.13% -0.13%
2010 8.25% -0.14%
2009 8.40% -0.09%
2008 8.48% -0.17%
2007 8.65% 0.00%
2006 8.65% -0.06%
2005 8.72% 0.11%
2004 8.61% -0.24%
2003 8.85% -0.04%
2002 8.89% 0.05%
2001 8.84% 0.09%
2000 8.75% -0.02%
1999 8.78% -0.01%
1998 8.79% -0.02%
1997 8.81% -0.11%
1996 8.92% -0.10%
1995 9.02% -0.02%
1994 9.04% 0.09%
1993 8.94% -0.03%
1992 8.97% -0.25%
1991 9.22% -0.25%