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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Iran

Iran Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 9.5 % 3Q/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.1 % 3Q/20
Employed Persons 23541564 Person | 23.542 Million Person 3Q/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Iran - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Iran?

  • Unemployment Rate in Iran decreased to 9.5 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 14.7 % and minimum was 9.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.5 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
12.2 1Q/19 11.05.2019
11.7 4Q/18 23.02.2019
12.1 2Q/18 25.08.2018
12.1 1Q/18 19.06.2018


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 23.1 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 30.4 % and minimum was 22.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Center.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
23.1 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
24.4 3Q/17 17.03.2018
29.2 1Q/17 11.08.2017
30.4 4Q/16 31.12.2016


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 23541564 Person (23.542 Million Person) in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 24750884 Person and minimum was 19508064 Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Center.

Historical Data (Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
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 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6