Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 25.14%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.27%, a 0.23% 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 1.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 25.14% -0.13%
2018 25.27% -0.23%
2017 25.50% 2.80%
2016 22.70% 1.26%
2015 21.44% 1.31%
2014 20.13% 1.89%
2013 18.24% 2.03%
2012 16.21% -0.30%
2011 16.51% -0.31%
2010 16.82% -0.20%
2009 17.02% 0.30%
2008 16.72% -0.41%
2007 17.12% -0.14%
2006 17.26% -0.20%
2005 17.46% 0.09%
2004 17.37% 0.02%
2003 17.35% 0.01%
2002 17.35% 0.27%
2001 17.07% 0.15%
2000 16.92% 0.22%
1999 16.70% 0.23%
1998 16.47% 0.11%
1997 16.36% 0.01%
1996 16.35% 0.07%
1995 16.28% 0.08%
1994 16.21% 0.16%
1993 16.05% 0.25%
1992 15.81% 0.04%
1991 15.76% 0.04%