Libya Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.39%, a 1.05% increase from 2019.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.34%, a 0.12% decline from 2018.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.46%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2017 was 18.61%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Libya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 19.39% 1.05%
2019 18.34% -0.12%
2018 18.46% -0.15%
2017 18.61% -0.16%
2016 18.77% -0.10%
2015 18.87% -0.07%
2014 18.94% -0.11%
2013 19.05% 0.02%
2012 19.03% 0.01%
2011 19.02% -0.01%
2010 19.03% 0.08%
2009 18.95% 0.44%
2008 18.51% -0.09%
2007 18.60% -0.20%
2006 18.80% -0.22%
2005 19.02% -0.12%
2004 19.14% -0.09%
2003 19.23% 0.00%
2002 19.23% 0.07%
2001 19.16% -0.03%
2000 19.19% -0.05%
1999 19.24% 0.07%
1998 19.17% 0.00%
1997 19.17% -0.02%
1996 19.19% 0.00%
1995 19.19% 0.00%
1994 19.19% 0.05%
1993 19.14% 0.18%
1992 18.96% 0.11%
1991 18.85% 0.11%