Iran Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.96%, a 0.18% decline from 2019.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.14%, a 0.92% decline from 2018.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.06%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.10%, a 0.33% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Namibia 20.35%
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Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
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Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
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Iran Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 10.96% -0.18%
2019 11.14% -0.92%
2018 12.06% -0.04%
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% 0.71%
2001 12.09% 0.61%
2000 11.48% 0.59%
1999 10.89% 0.65%
1998 10.24% 0.58%
1997 9.66% 0.56%
1996 9.10% -0.43%
1995 9.53% -0.45%
1994 9.98% -0.41%
1993 10.39% -0.33%
1992 10.72% -0.38%
1991 11.10% -0.38%