Unemployment Rate in Iraq increased to 13.74 percent in 2020 from 12.76 percent in 2019. source: Central Statistical Organization Iraq (COSIT)

Unemployment Rate in Iraq averaged 9.59 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 13.74 percent in 2020 and a record low of 7.97 percent in 2012. This page provides - Iraq Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Iraq Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Iraq is expected to reach 8.30 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Iraq Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Iraq Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.74 12.76 13.74 7.97 1991 - 2020 percent Yearly

Iraq Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.74 12.76 13.74 7.97 percent [+]
Employed Persons 924397.00 880756.00 924397.00 831523.00 [+]
Population 39.40 38.40 39.40 7.29 Million [+]


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.