Iran: Youth unemployment

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 Iran

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 22.65
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 23.72
 Min - Max 18.51 - 29.06
 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 23.72 percent with a minimum of 18.51 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 29.06 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2023 is 22.65 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 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 - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Iran and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 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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