Unemployment Rate in Iraq decreased to 14.80 percent in 2017 from 15.10 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Iraq averaged 17.36 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 28.10 percent in 2003 and a record low of 14.80 percent in 2017.

Unemployment Rate in Iraq is expected to be 14.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Iraq Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 13.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Iraq Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.80 15.10 28.10 14.80 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly


Iraq Unemployment Rate
In Iraq, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Iraq Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.80 15.10 28.10 14.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 924397.00 880756.00 924397.00 831523.00 [+]
Population 38.40 38.30 38.40 7.29 Million [+]