Libya Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2022 was 19.30%, a 0.41% decline from 2021.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.71%, a 0% increase from 2020.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.71%, a 0.73% increase from 2019.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.97%, a 0.15% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.84%
Botswana 23.62%
Gabon 20.61%
Namibia 19.99%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.55%
Libya 19.30%
Jordan 19.19%
St. Lucia 15.77%
Iraq 15.32%
Montenegro 15.25%
North Macedonia 14.43%
Bosnia 12.66%
Algeria 12.49%
Guyana 12.30%
Lebanon 11.75%
Albania 11.63%
Costa Rica 11.32%
Colombia 10.55%
Turkey 10.43%
Samoa 10.04%
Brazil 9.23%
Iran 8.82%
Serbia 8.68%
Belize 8.67%
Armenia 8.59%
Equatorial Guinea 8.58%
Suriname 8.23%
Paraguay 6.75%
Mauritius 6.32%
Azerbaijan 5.65%
Venezuela 5.62%
Romania 5.61%
Dominican Republic 5.50%
Jamaica 5.50%
China 4.98%
Kazakhstan 4.86%
Fiji 4.56%
Maldives 4.39%
Bulgaria 4.27%
Turkmenistan 4.13%
Russia 3.87%
Peru 3.85%
Ecuador 3.76%
Malaysia 3.63%
Belarus 3.57%
Mexico 3.26%
Guatemala 3.05%
Tonga 2.43%
Cuba 1.25%
Thailand 0.94%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Libya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 19.30% -0.41%
2021 19.71% 0.00%
2020 19.71% 0.73%
2019 18.97% 0.15%
2018 18.83% -0.14%
2017 18.96% -0.46%
2016 19.42% -0.26%
2015 19.69% 0.32%
2014 19.37% -0.02%
2013 19.39% 0.36%
2012 19.03% -0.35%
2011 19.38% 0.21%
2010 19.17% 0.02%
2009 19.15% 0.17%
2008 18.98% 0.18%
2007 18.80% -0.03%
2006 18.83% 0.09%
2005 18.74% -0.20%
2004 18.93% -0.10%
2003 19.03% -0.15%
2002 19.18% 0.01%
2001 19.18% 0.01%
2000 19.17% -0.11%
1999 19.27% 0.02%
1998 19.25% -0.24%
1997 19.49% 0.08%
1996 19.41% -0.12%
1995 19.53% 0.16%
1994 19.37% 0.22%
1993 19.15% 0.13%
1992 19.02% 0.17%
1991 18.85% 18.85%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%