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 2018 was 17.29%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.12%, a 0.88% increase from 2016.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.24%, a 0.14% increase from 2015.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2015 was 16.10%, a 1.04% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Libya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 17.29% 0.16%
2017 17.12% 0.88%
2016 16.24% 0.14%
2015 16.10% -1.04%
2014 17.13% -1.18%
2013 18.31% -0.72%
2012 19.03% -0.54%
2011 19.57% 1.95%
2010 17.62% 0.42%
2009 17.19% 0.65%
2008 16.55% -0.84%
2007 17.39% -0.73%
2006 18.12% -0.34%
2005 18.46% -0.26%
2004 18.72% 0.18%
2003 18.54% 0.23%
2002 18.31% -0.47%
2001 18.77% -1.89%
2000 20.66% -0.48%
1999 21.14% 0.10%
1998 21.04% 0.29%
1997 20.75% 0.17%
1996 20.58% -0.13%
1995 20.70% 0.61%
1994 20.10% 0.21%
1993 19.89% 0.31%
1992 19.58% 0.16%
1991 19.42% 0.16%