Iran Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 25.46%, a 1.8% decline from 2018.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 27.26%, a 0.73% decline 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 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Iran Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 25.46% -1.80%
2018 27.26% -0.73%
2017 27.99% -0.85%
2016 28.84% 2.93%
2015 25.91% 0.95%
2014 24.96% 0.86%
2013 24.10% -3.77%
2012 27.87% 0.87%
2011 27.00% -1.42%
2010 28.42% 3.95%
2009 24.47% 1.66%
2008 22.81% 0.73%
2007 22.08% -0.68%
2006 22.76% -1.23%
2005 23.99% 3.39%
2004 20.60% -2.16%
2003 22.76% -2.13%
2002 24.89% 1.32%
2001 23.57% 1.11%
2000 22.46% 1.00%
1999 21.46% 1.06%
1998 20.40% 0.92%
1997 19.48% 0.88%
1996 18.60% -0.70%
1995 19.30% -0.74%
1994 20.04% -0.67%
1993 20.71% -0.51%
1992 21.22% -0.63%
1991 21.85% -0.63%