Iraq: Labor force participation

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 Iraq

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 41.42
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 41.84
 Min - Max 39.37 - 43.15
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Iraq during that period was 41.84 percent with a minimum of 39.37 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 43.15 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2023 is 41.42 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 60.88 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iraq - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iraq - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 11.81 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 15.32 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 30.37 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 13.17 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 32.28 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 41.42 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 13.88 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 11.38 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.14 2023 percent
 Self-employment 31.13 2022 percent
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