Iran Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 27.21%, a 1.31% decline from 2020.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 28.52%, a 2.71% increase from 2019.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.81%, a 1.6% decline from 2018.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 27.41%, a 0.68% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Iran Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 27.21% -1.31%
2020 28.52% 2.71%
2019 25.81% -1.60%
2018 27.41% -0.68%
2017 28.09% -0.90%
2016 28.98% 3.05%
2015 25.94% 0.98%
2014 24.95% 1.12%
2013 23.83% -2.75%
2012 26.59% 0.21%
2011 26.38% -2.11%
2010 28.49% 3.88%
2009 24.61% 1.64%
2008 22.97% 0.75%
2007 22.22% -1.20%
2006 23.42% 0.11%
2005 23.31% 3.09%
2004 20.23% -2.33%
2003 22.56% -2.49%
2002 25.05% 1.10%
2001 23.95% 1.36%
2000 22.59% 1.05%
1999 21.54% 1.17%
1998 20.37% 1.09%
1997 19.28% 1.23%
1996 18.05% -0.90%
1995 18.94% -0.91%
1994 19.85% -0.75%
1993 20.60% -0.73%
1992 21.34% -0.52%
1991 21.86% -0.52%