Iran Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.00%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.10%, a 0.33% decline from 2016.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.43%, a 1.37% increase from 2015.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2015 was 11.06%, a 0.49% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Gabon 19.49%
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Albania 13.90%
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Iran 12.00%
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Jamaica 9.45%
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Colombia 9.09%
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Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
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Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
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Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
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Iran Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 12.00% -0.11%
2017 12.10% -0.33%
2016 12.43% 1.37%
2015 11.06% 0.49%
2014 10.57% 0.13%
2013 10.44% -2.19%
2012 12.63% 0.18%
2011 12.45% -1.07%
2010 13.52% 1.55%
2009 11.97% 1.49%
2008 10.48% -0.12%
2007 10.60% -0.60%
2006 11.20% -0.90%
2005 12.10% 1.80%
2004 10.30% -1.24%
2003 11.54% -1.26%
2002 12.80% 0.68%
2001 12.12% 0.44%
2000 11.68% 0.48%
1999 11.20% 0.71%
1998 10.49% 0.75%
1997 9.74% 0.64%
1996 9.10% -0.74%
1995 9.84% -0.66%
1994 10.50% -0.21%
1993 10.71% 0.07%
1992 10.63% -0.47%
1991 11.10% -0.47%