Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 27.20%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 27.16%, a 1.88% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.28%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.31%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
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Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 27.20% 0.04%
2020 27.16% 1.88%
2019 25.28% -0.03%
2018 25.31% 0.02%
2017 25.29% 2.81%
2016 22.49% 1.26%
2015 21.23% 1.30%
2014 19.92% 1.95%
2013 17.98% 1.90%
2012 16.08% -0.26%
2011 16.34% -0.22%
2010 16.56% -0.25%
2009 16.81% -0.16%
2008 16.97% -0.25%
2007 17.22% 0.10%
2006 17.12% 0.04%
2005 17.08% 0.26%
2004 16.82% -0.19%
2003 17.01% 0.08%
2002 16.93% 0.20%
2001 16.73% 0.25%
2000 16.48% 0.11%
1999 16.37% 0.11%
1998 16.25% 0.11%
1997 16.14% -0.07%
1996 16.20% -0.07%
1995 16.27% 0.03%
1994 16.24% 0.16%
1993 16.07% 0.00%
1992 16.07% -0.28%
1991 16.36% -0.28%