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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Iran

Iran Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 9.2 % 2Q/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.6 % 4Q/21
Employed Persons 23535176 Person | 23.535 Million Person 4Q/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Iran - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Iran?

  • Unemployment Rate in Iran decreased to 9.2 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 14.7 % and minimum was 9.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.2 2Q/22 25.08.2022
8.9 4Q/21 22.02.2022
9.6 3Q/21 20.10.2021
9.4 4Q/20 21.07.2021
9.5 3Q/20 08.03.2021
9.8 2Q/20 26.10.2020
10.4 3Q/19 30.01.2020
10.9 2Q/19 04.11.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Iran by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Hassan Rouhani 03.08.2013 - 10.4000 12.1000 12.7000 9.5000 16.35%
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 03.08.2005 - 03.08.2013 11.0000 10.6000 14.6000 9.5000 -3.64%
Mohammad Khatami 03.08.1997 - 02.08.2005 13.9000 12.0000 14.7000 10.3000 -13.67%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Iran - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Iran?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Iran decreased to 23.6 % in the forth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 30.4 % and minimum was 22.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Center.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
23.6 4Q/21 07.02.2022
22.1 2Q/21 20.10.2021
23.7 4Q/20 21.07.2021
23.1 3Q/20 08.03.2021
24.5 2Q/20 13.01.2021
26.1 3Q/19 30.01.2020
28.3 2Q/18 17.10.2018
28.4 4Q/17 25.04.2018


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Iran by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Hassan Rouhani 03.08.2013 - 23.9000 28.4000 30.4000 22.9000 18.83%
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 03.08.2005 - 03.08.2013 24.7000 22.9000 28.6000 22.9000 -7.29%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Person)

Employed Persons
                     Iran - Historical Data (Person)

How many employed persons are in Iran?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Iran decreased to 23535176 Person (23.535 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 25612700 Person and minimum was 19508064 Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Center.

Historical Data (Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
23535176 4Q/21 25.08.2022
23675894 2Q/21 30.08.2021
25612700 1Q/21 18.05.2021
23541564 3Q/20 08.03.2021
24750884 3Q/19 30.01.2020
23317664 1Q/19 04.11.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Person)

Employed Persons in Iran by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Iran

Index Updated Actual Previous

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2021 5.2 % 5.3
Jordan 2Q/22 22.6 % 22.8
Kyrgyzstan Jul/22 2.8 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 2Q/22 24 % 25
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2021 0.61 % 0.33
China 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.4
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 6.4 % 8.3
Israel Aug/22 3.4 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.5 % 4.4
South Korea Aug/22 2.5 % 2.9
Taiwan Aug/22 3.67 % 3.68
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2021 6.1 % 6.3
Armenia 1Q/22 14.8 % 14.5
Hong Kong Aug/22 4.1 % 4.3
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Aug/22 2.5 % 2.6
Kazakhstan Jun/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Aug/22 4.3 % 4.1
Malaysia Jul/22 3.7 % 3.8
Philippines 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.2
Qatar 1Q/22 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/22 2.1 % 2.2
Sri Lanka 2Q/22 4.6 % 4.3
Thailand Jun/22 1.37 % 1.53
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 2Q/22 9.2 % 9.4
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 2Q/22 5.8 % 6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2021 2.6 % 2.9
United Arab Emirates 2021 3.9 % 6.7
Yemen 2021 13.6 % 13.42
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2021 14.2 % 13.74
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.2
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 7.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 2Q/22 8.1 % 8.7