Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 34.59%, a 1.01% decline from 2021.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 35.60%, a 1.24% decline from 2020.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 36.84%, a 2.85% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 33.99%, a 4.43% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
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Iraq Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 34.59% -1.01%
2021 35.60% -1.24%
2020 36.84% 2.85%
2019 33.99% 4.43%
2018 29.56% 4.29%
2017 25.27% 2.82%
2016 22.44% 1.24%
2015 21.20% 1.28%
2014 19.92% 1.92%
2013 18.00% 1.88%
2012 16.12% -0.27%
2011 16.39% -0.21%
2010 16.60% -0.23%
2009 16.84% -0.15%
2008 16.99% -0.28%
2007 17.27% 0.06%
2006 17.20% -0.02%
2005 17.22% 0.26%
2004 16.96% -0.27%
2003 17.22% 0.05%
2002 17.17% 0.19%
2001 16.98% 0.26%
2000 16.72% 0.09%
1999 16.64% 0.11%
1998 16.53% 0.10%
1997 16.42% -0.09%
1996 16.51% -0.07%
1995 16.58% 0.05%
1994 16.54% 0.20%
1993 16.33% 0.01%
1992 16.33% -0.32%
1991 16.65% -0.32%