Iraq Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.19%, a 0.1% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.09%, a 1.23% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.86%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.97%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Iraq Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.19% 0.10%
2020 14.09% 1.23%
2019 12.86% -0.10%
2018 12.97% -0.05%
2017 13.02% 2.20%
2016 10.82% 0.10%
2015 10.73% 0.14%
2014 10.59% 1.33%
2013 9.26% 1.30%
2012 7.96% -0.16%
2011 8.12% -0.13%
2010 8.25% -0.14%
2009 8.39% -0.09%
2008 8.48% -0.17%
2007 8.65% 0.00%
2006 8.65% -0.05%
2005 8.71% 0.10%
2004 8.61% -0.21%
2003 8.82% -0.03%
2002 8.85% 0.04%
2001 8.81% 0.08%
2000 8.73% -0.02%
1999 8.75% -0.01%
1998 8.76% -0.01%
1997 8.77% -0.10%
1996 8.87% -0.09%
1995 8.96% -0.01%
1994 8.97% 0.08%
1993 8.89% -0.02%
1992 8.92% -0.22%
1991 9.13% -0.22%