Iran Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2022 was 10.96%, a 0.15% increase from 2021.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.82%, a 1.13% increase from 2020.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.69%, a 1.05% decline from 2019.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.74%, a 1.45% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Iran Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 10.96% 0.15%
2021 10.82% 1.13%
2020 9.69% -1.05%
2019 10.74% -1.45%
2018 12.19% -0.04%
2017 12.23% -0.39%
2016 12.62% 1.45%
2015 11.17% 0.49%
2014 10.68% 0.08%
2013 10.60% -1.67%
2012 12.27% -0.22%
2011 12.49% -1.19%
2010 13.68% 1.57%
2009 12.11% 1.48%
2008 10.63% -0.14%
2007 10.77% -0.75%
2006 11.52% -0.29%
2005 11.81% 1.51%
2004 10.30% -1.20%
2003 11.50% -1.30%
2002 12.80% 0.50%
2001 12.30% 0.72%
2000 11.58% 0.54%
1999 11.04% 0.65%
1998 10.40% 0.60%
1997 9.80% 0.70%
1996 9.10% -0.47%
1995 9.57% -0.49%
1994 10.06% -0.39%
1993 10.45% -0.39%
1992 10.84% -0.26%
1991 11.10% -0.26%