Iran: Female unemployment

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate for females

 Latest value 15.35
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 18.40
 Min - Max 13.42 - 24.47
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Iran during that period was 18.4 percent with a minimum of 13.42 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 24.47 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 15.35 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 8.39 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iran - Female unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - Female unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

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

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 29.16 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 8.81 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 15.35 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.40 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 22.65 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 42.61 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 16.80 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 14.38 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.58 2023 percent
 Self-employment 42.47 2022 percent
 Employment 23.78 Q3/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.90 Q3/2022 percent
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