Iran: Unemployment rate

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 Iran

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 8.2
 Reference Q2 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q2 2014 - Q2 2023
 Average 10.6
 Min - Max 8.2 - 12.7
 Source Statistical Center of Iran
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from Q2 2014 to Q2 2023. The average value for Iran during that period was 10.6 percent with a minimum of 8.2 percent in Q4 2022 and a maximum of 12.7 percent in Q4 2016. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Iran - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Iran - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2014-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Statistical Center of Iran


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 28.82 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.96 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 18.03 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 9.38 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.00 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 42.58 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.30 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 15.67 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.21 2022 percent
 Employment 23.78 Q3/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.90 Q3/2022 percent
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