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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Iran

Iran Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 9.7 % 1Q/23
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.6 % 1Q/23
Employed Persons 24305714 Person | 24.306 Million Person 1Q/23


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Iran - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Iran?

  • Unemployment Rate in Iran increased to 9.7 % in the first quarter of 2023. The maximum rate was 14.7 % and minimum was 9.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.7 1Q/23 21.04.2023
8.2 4Q/22 16.03.2023
8.9 3Q/22 14.03.2023
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


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 increased to 21.6 % in the first quarter of 2023. The maximum rate was 30.4 % and minimum was 22.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Center.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
21.6 1Q/23 05.06.2023
19.2 4Q/22 17.03.2023
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


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 increased to 24305714 Person (24.306 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2023. 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
24305714 1Q/23 21.04.2023
24070000 4Q/22 16.03.2023
23779000 3Q/22 14.03.2023
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


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 2022 4.7 % 5.1
Jordan 2Q/23 22.3 % 21.9
Kyrgyzstan Jul/23 2.7 % 2.8
Mongolia 2Q/23 5.8 % 6.6
Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 2Q/23 24.7 % 25.2
Tajikistan Dec/22 7.8 % 7.7
Cambodia 20 0.22 % 0.23
China 2Q/23 5.2 % 5.3
Georgia 2023 16.7 % 18
India 2023 7.1 % 8.1
Israel Aug/23 3.1 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.3 % 6.9
South Korea Aug/23 2.4 % 2.8
Taiwan Aug/23 3.42 % 3.43
Vietnam 2Q/23 2.3 % 2.25
Maldives 2022 4.9 % 6.1
Armenia 2Q/23 11.7 % 13.7
Hong Kong Aug/23 2.8 % 2.8
Indonesia 1Q/23 5.45 % 5.86
Japan Aug/23 2.7 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Jun/23 4.7 % 4.8
Lebanon 2022 12.6 % 12.5
Macau Aug/23 2.5 % 2.6
Malaysia Aug/23 3.4 % 3.4
Philippines 2Q/23 4.4 % 4.8
Qatar 1Q/23 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/23 1.9 % 1.8
Sri Lanka 2Q/23 5.2 % 4.7
Thailand Jun/23 1.06 % 1.05
Oman 2022 2.3 % 2.5
Iran 1Q/23 9.7 % 8.2
Laos 2022 2.6 % 3.6
Azerbaijan 2022 5.5 % 6
Kuwait 2022 2.5 % 2.8
Saudi Arabia 2Q/23 4.9 % 5.1
Bahrain 2022 5.5 % 6.6
North Korea 2022 3 % 3.2
United Arab Emirates 2022 2.75 % 3.11
Yemen 2022 13.59 % 13.89
Turkmenistan 2021 5.1 % 5
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2022 15.55 % 16.17
Syria 2022 9.6 % 9.8
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.7
Bhutan 2022 5.9 % 4.8
Brunei 2022 7.2 % 7.4
Mauritius 2Q/23 6.4 % 6.7