Iran Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.46%, a 0.71% decline from 2020.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.17%, a 1.43% increase from 2019.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.74%, a 1.45% decline from 2018.
  • Iran unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.19%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
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St. Lucia 16.91%
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North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
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Iran Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 11.46% -0.71%
2020 12.17% 1.43%
2019 10.74% -1.45%
2018 12.19% -0.04%
2017 12.23% -0.39%
2016 12.62% 1.45%
2015 11.17% 0.49%
2014 10.68% 0.08%
2013 10.60% -1.67%
2012 12.27% -0.22%
2011 12.49% -1.19%
2010 13.68% 1.57%
2009 12.11% 1.48%
2008 10.63% -0.14%
2007 10.77% -0.75%
2006 11.52% -0.29%
2005 11.81% 1.51%
2004 10.30% -1.21%
2003 11.51% -1.29%
2002 12.80% 0.52%
2001 12.28% 0.71%
2000 11.57% 0.55%
1999 11.02% 0.64%
1998 10.38% 0.60%
1997 9.78% 0.68%
1996 9.10% -0.47%
1995 9.57% -0.48%
1994 10.05% -0.39%
1993 10.44% -0.40%
1992 10.83% -0.27%
1991 11.10% -0.27%