Unemployment Rate rose to 16.8% in Iran in 2017

Unemployment Rate (%)
Labour | Iran | July 14, 2018
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Unemployment Rate reached 16.8 % in 2017 in Iran. This is 49.2 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment Rate in Iran reached an all time high of 16.8 % in 2017 and an all time low of 10.3 % in 1994.

Iran has been ranked 9th within the group of 72 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment Rate, 29 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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Afghanistan % 8.52% 8.54% ... ... ... ... ...
China % 4.59% 4.61% 4.10% 4.10% 4.10%
India % 3.49% 3.46% ... ... ... ... ...
Iran % 11.1% 11.3% 16.8% 18.0% 17.4%
Iraq % 15.5% 16.0% ... ... ... ... ...
Kazakhstan % 4.97% 5.23% 5.30% 5.30% 5.30%
Kuwait % 2.78% 2.44% ... ... ... ... ...
Pakistan % 5.90% 5.87% 14.2% 15.2% 14.7%
Saudi Arabia % 5.59% 5.53% ... ... ... ... ...
Syria % 14.5% 14.3% ... ... ... ... ...
Turkmenistan % 8.72% 8.62% ... ... ... ... ...
Uzbekistan % 8.92% 8.90% 0.200% 0.200% 0.200%