Unemployment Rate in Libya decreased to 17.70 percent in 2017 from 18.40 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Libya averaged 19.09 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 20.30 percent in 2003 and a record low of 15.80 percent in 2011.

Unemployment Rate in Libya is expected to be 17.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Libya Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 15.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Libya Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 17.70 18.40 20.30 15.80 percent [+]
Population 6.37 6.29 6.37 1.45 million [+]


Libya Unemployment Rate

In Libya, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Libya Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Libya Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.70 18.40 20.30 15.80 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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