Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2019 was 25.16%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.24%, a 0.26% decline from 2017.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 25.50%, a 2.8% increase from 2016.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.70%, a 1.32% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 25.16% -0.08%
2018 25.24% -0.26%
2017 25.50% 2.80%
2016 22.70% 1.32%
2015 21.38% 1.25%
2014 20.13% 1.89%
2013 18.24% 2.03%
2012 16.21% -0.24%
2011 16.45% -0.31%
2010 16.76% -0.22%
2009 16.98% 0.21%
2008 16.77% -0.35%
2007 17.12% -0.13%
2006 17.25% -0.16%
2005 17.41% -0.06%
2004 17.47% 0.12%
2003 17.35% 0.21%
2002 17.14% 0.21%
2001 16.93% 0.04%
2000 16.89% 0.04%
1999 16.85% 0.22%
1998 16.63% 0.15%
1997 16.48% 0.11%
1996 16.37% 0.08%
1995 16.29% 0.02%
1994 16.27% 0.07%
1993 16.20% 0.28%
1992 15.92% 0.15%
1991 15.77% 0.15%