Iraq Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.74%, a 0.98% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.76%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.87%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Iraq unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.02%, a 2.2% increase 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%
Iraq Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.74% 0.98%
2019 12.76% -0.11%
2018 12.87% -0.15%
2017 13.02% 2.20%
2016 10.82% 0.10%
2015 10.72% 0.13%
2014 10.59% 1.32%
2013 9.27% 1.30%
2012 7.97% -0.18%
2011 8.15% -0.19%
2010 8.34% -0.15%
2009 8.49% 0.09%
2008 8.40% -0.25%
2007 8.65% -0.13%
2006 8.78% -0.15%
2005 8.93% -0.08%
2004 9.01% -0.05%
2003 9.06% -0.01%
2002 9.07% 0.05%
2001 9.02% -0.02%
2000 9.04% -0.03%
1999 9.07% 0.04%
1998 9.03% 0.00%
1997 9.03% -0.01%
1996 9.04% 0.00%
1995 9.04% 0.00%
1994 9.04% 0.04%
1993 9.00% 0.12%
1992 8.88% 0.07%
1991 8.81% 0.07%