Unemployment Rate fell to 12.0% in Iran in 2018

Unemployment Rate (%)
Labour | Iran | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment Rate reached 12.0 % in 2018 in Iran. This is 0.868 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment Rate in Iran reached an all time high of 14.2 % in 1990 and an all time low of 9.10 % in 1996. When compared to Iran's main peers, Unemployment Rate in Iraq amounted to 7.93 %, 3.04 % in Pakistan and 3.78 % in Turkmenistan in 2018.

Iran has been ranked 28th within the group of 177 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment Rate, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Unemployment refers to the share of the labour force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Unemployment Rate Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Afghanistan % 1.56% 1.54% ... ... ... ... ...
China % 4.40% 4.42% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%
India % 2.56% 2.55% ... ... ... ... ...
Iran % 12.1% 12.0% 14.3% 15.0% 15.6%
Iraq % 7.89% 7.93% ... ... ... ... ...
Kazakhstan % 4.90% 4.89% 4.95% 4.95% 4.95%
Kuwait % 2.00% 2.08% 1.13% 1.13% 1.13%
Pakistan % 3.18% 3.04% 6.14% 6.20% 6.27%
Saudi Arabia % 5.89% 5.92% ... ... ... ... ...
Syria % 8.03% 8.12% ... ... ... ... ...
Turkmenistan % 3.69% 3.78% ... ... ... ... ...
Uzbekistan % 4.97% 5.22% ... ... ... ... ...