Unemployment Rate in Iran decreased to 10.40 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 10.90 percent in the second quarter of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Iran averaged 11.69 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.70 percent in the first quarter of 2002 and a record low of 9.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - Iran Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Iran Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Iran is expected to be 12.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Iran to stand at 13.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iran Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 13.50 percent in 2021 and 13.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 10.90 14.70 9.50 2001 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Iran Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.90 14.70 9.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 24750884.00 23813045.00 24750884.00 19508063.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 26.10 28.30 30.40 22.90 percent [+]
Population 82.10 82.10 82.10 21.96 Million [+]


Iran Unemployment Rate
In Iran, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.