Iran Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 27.36%, a 0.9% decline from 2018.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 28.26%, a 0.27% increase from 2017.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 27.99%, a 0.85% decline from 2016.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 28.84%, a 2.93% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Iran Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 27.36% -0.90%
2018 28.26% 0.27%
2017 27.99% -0.85%
2016 28.84% 2.93%
2015 25.91% 0.95%
2014 24.96% 0.72%
2013 24.24% -3.90%
2012 28.14% 1.14%
2011 27.00% -1.42%
2010 28.42% 3.95%
2009 24.47% 1.66%
2008 22.81% 0.73%
2007 22.08% -0.69%
2006 22.77% -1.22%
2005 23.99% 3.41%
2004 20.58% -2.11%
2003 22.69% -2.15%
2002 24.84% 1.24%
2001 23.60% 1.19%
2000 22.41% 0.90%
1999 21.51% 1.09%
1998 20.42% 0.89%
1997 19.52% 0.94%
1996 18.58% -0.75%
1995 19.33% -0.74%
1994 20.07% -0.65%
1993 20.72% -0.47%
1992 21.19% -0.51%
1991 21.70% -0.51%