Iran Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2019 was 28.33%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2018 was 28.17%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2017 was 28.51%, a 1.34% increase from 2016.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2016 was 27.17%, a 1.8% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Peru 62.52%
Paraguay 59.79%
St. Lucia 59.59%
Maldives 58.62%
Brazil 56.57%
Guatemala 53.32%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.48%
Colombia 50.91%
Belize 49.79%
Guyana 48.36%
Dominican Republic 47.09%
Costa Rica 46.36%
Mexico 45.69%
Ecuador 45.63%
China 45.55%
Turkey 44.96%
Belarus 44.62%
Botswana 43.62%
Azerbaijan 43.26%
Malaysia 42.63%
Mauritius 41.79%
Thailand 40.30%
Turkmenistan 40.15%
Kazakhstan 38.84%
Fiji 38.50%
Montenegro 37.12%
Albania 36.72%
Cuba 36.24%
Bosnia 35.15%
Jamaica 34.95%
Venezuela 34.09%
Armenia 33.87%
Russia 32.24%
North Macedonia 31.86%
Samoa 31.59%
Equatorial Guinea 30.98%
Romania 30.18%
Lebanon 30.10%
Namibia 29.31%
Serbia 28.85%
Iran 28.33%
Iraq 27.30%
Algeria 26.87%
Suriname 26.65%
South Africa 25.60%
Tonga 25.39%
Bulgaria 24.33%
Jordan 23.03%
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Iran Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 28.33% 0.16%
2018 28.17% -0.34%
2017 28.51% 1.34%
2016 27.17% 1.80%
2015 25.37% 0.53%
2014 24.84% -1.31%
2013 26.15% -1.30%
2012 27.45% -1.27%
2011 28.72% -1.21%
2010 29.93% -0.52%
2009 30.45% 0.29%
2008 30.16% -2.38%
2007 32.54% -1.75%
2006 34.29% -1.85%
2005 36.14% 0.73%
2004 35.41% 0.65%
2003 34.76% 0.59%
2002 34.17% 0.52%
2001 33.65% 0.46%
2000 33.19% 0.47%
1999 32.72% 0.43%
1998 32.29% 0.38%
1997 31.91% 0.34%
1996 31.57% -1.06%
1995 32.63% -1.10%
1994 33.73% -1.14%
1993 34.87% -1.15%
1992 36.02% -1.11%
1991 37.13% -0.91%
1990 38.04% -0.91%