Iraq Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Iraq labor force participation rate for 2022 was 27.20%, a 0.57% increase from 2021.
  • Iraq labor force participation rate for 2021 was 26.62%, a 0.96% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq labor force participation rate for 2020 was 25.66%, a 1.6% decline from 2019.
  • Iraq labor force participation rate for 2019 was 27.26%, a 0.19% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
St. Lucia 58.00%
Brazil 56.76%
Paraguay 56.37%
Peru 55.60%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.75%
Maldives 50.33%
Guatemala 49.69%
China 48.33%
Dominican Republic 47.04%
Ecuador 46.52%
Colombia 46.02%
Belize 45.23%
Mexico 44.51%
Malaysia 43.49%
Azerbaijan 43.41%
Samoa 43.34%
Guyana 43.03%
Turkey 42.74%
Belarus 42.70%
Costa Rica 42.64%
Kazakhstan 40.84%
Armenia 40.40%
Thailand 39.80%
Mauritius 39.31%
Cuba 39.25%
Fiji 38.00%
Lebanon 36.75%
Botswana 35.79%
Suriname 35.65%
Jamaica 34.93%
Albania 34.42%
Montenegro 33.23%
Bosnia 32.36%
South Africa 29.75%
Serbia 29.32%
Namibia 29.18%
Tonga 28.30%
North Macedonia 28.24%
Venezuela 27.89%
Equatorial Guinea 27.58%
Iraq 27.20%
Romania 25.90%
Turkmenistan 25.52%
Jordan 25.14%
Iran 24.43%
Algeria 23.51%
Bulgaria 21.26%
Gabon 17.49%
Libya 16.44%
Iraq Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 27.20% 0.57%
2021 26.62% 0.96%
2020 25.66% -1.60%
2019 27.26% -0.19%
2018 27.45% 0.07%
2017 27.38% -1.73%
2016 29.11% -0.95%
2015 30.06% -0.97%
2014 31.02% 0.55%
2013 30.47% 0.54%
2012 29.93% -0.30%
2011 30.23% -0.30%
2010 30.53% -0.30%
2009 30.83% -0.31%
2008 31.13% -0.31%
2007 31.44% -0.45%
2006 31.89% -0.45%
2005 32.34% -0.45%
2004 32.79% -0.46%
2003 33.25% -0.46%
2002 33.71% -0.46%
2001 34.17% -0.46%
2000 34.64% -0.47%
1999 35.10% -0.47%
1998 35.57% -0.47%
1997 36.04% -0.29%
1996 36.33% -0.15%
1995 36.48% -0.18%
1994 36.65% -0.11%
1993 36.76% -0.10%
1992 36.87% -0.33%
1991 37.19% -0.12%
1990 37.31% -0.12%