Libya Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.58%, a 0.48% decline from 2020.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.07%, a 0.41% increase from 2019.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.66%, a 0.2% increase from 2018.
  • Libya unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.46%, a 0.08% increase 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%
Libya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 19.58% -0.48%
2020 20.07% 0.41%
2019 19.66% 0.20%
2018 19.46% 0.08%
2017 19.37% -0.16%
2016 19.53% 0.00%
2015 19.53% 0.07%
2014 19.46% 0.01%
2013 19.45% 0.42%
2012 19.03% -0.36%
2011 19.39% 0.12%
2010 19.27% -0.11%
2009 19.37% 0.00%
2008 19.38% 0.00%
2007 19.38% -0.04%
2006 19.41% 0.02%
2005 19.39% -0.12%
2004 19.51% 0.06%
2003 19.46% -0.19%
2002 19.65% -0.05%
2001 19.70% 0.02%
2000 19.67% -0.07%
1999 19.75% -0.04%
1998 19.79% -0.04%
1997 19.83% 0.00%
1996 19.83% -0.21%
1995 20.03% 0.13%
1994 19.91% -0.10%
1993 20.00% -0.02%
1992 20.03% 0.18%
1991 19.85% 0.18%