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Iraq Employment Outlook Report 2024: An insight into workforce trends

Download the full Iraq Employment Outlook Report for 2024 from our independent survey of thousands of employers across various industries.


Our comprehensive report covers:


●       Hiring intentions for the year ahead

●       Industry and size of organisations surveyed

●       A highlight of skill shortages across sectors

●       Expected changes to bonuses and pay

●       An insight into Learning and Development provision


This report is free for you to download and use.

Report purpose

Our 19-page report analyses the survey data to provide valuable insights for employers and employees, helping them navigate Iraq's current and future employment landscape.


Our survey questions were set to decipher the key factors influencing workforce trends for 2024, including economic, social and political considerations. This year, several challenges have emerged that continue to impact employment trends, including the disparity between the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) and the market USD-IQD exchange rates and the new regulations by the CBI regarding salary payments.


About the report's survey sample

The Iraq Employment Outlook 2024 Survey, conducted in the 1st quarter of 2024, is the most comprehensive and forward-looking employment survey used nationwide as a key economic indicator.



The survey was conducted from a sample of employers throughout Iraq from representative industries and organisation sizes. The survey participants are not derived from mselect's client base.


Our sampling allows for detailed analysis across specific sectors and regions to depict the employment outlook accurately.


The survey has derived information from one central question: "How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the twelve months to the end of 2024 as compared to the last year?"


Special thanks

We would like to thank the Iraq employers who took the time to answer our detailed survey. Your continued support of our yearly Iraq Employment Outlook Survey has provided crucial data to benefit meaningful workforce conversations across industries.


We also extend a special thanks to our team, who have spent a great deal of time analysing and presenting the report findings.


Previous Iraq Employment Outlook Reports

You can find previous annual report findings on the following pages:


●       Iraq Employment Outlook 2023

●       Iraq Employment Outlook 2022