Libya Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.56%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.47%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2017 was 18.63%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2016 was 18.79%, a 0.09% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Libya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 18.56% 0.09%
2018 18.47% -0.16%
2017 18.63% -0.16%
2016 18.79% -0.09%
2015 18.88% -0.07%
2014 18.96% -0.11%
2013 19.06% 0.03%
2012 19.03% 0.03%
2011 19.01% 0.01%
2010 19.00% 0.12%
2009 18.88% 0.50%
2008 18.37% -0.07%
2007 18.45% -0.22%
2006 18.67% -0.26%
2005 18.93% -0.12%
2004 19.05% -0.09%
2003 19.14% 0.01%
2002 19.13% 0.10%
2001 19.03% 0.00%
2000 19.03% -0.04%
1999 19.07% 0.09%
1998 18.98% -0.01%
1997 18.99% -0.02%
1996 19.01% 0.03%
1995 18.98% 0.01%
1994 18.97% 0.03%
1993 18.94% 0.19%
1992 18.75% 0.09%
1991 18.66% 0.09%