Iraq: Labor force participation

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 Iraq

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 40.37
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 41.92
 Min - Max 39.66 - 43.15
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Iraq during that period was 41.92 percent with a minimum of 39.66 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 43.15 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 40.37 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 60.54 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

Historical chart
Iraq - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 11.18 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 15.55 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 28.46 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 13.38 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 34.59 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 40.37 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 14.40 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 11.49 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.96 2022 percent
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