Iran Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2022 was 24.43%, a 0.73% increase from 2021.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2021 was 23.69%, a 1.15% increase from 2020.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2020 was 22.55%, a 3.61% decline from 2019.
  • Iran labor force participation rate for 2019 was 26.16%, a 1.04% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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St. Lucia 58.00%
Brazil 56.76%
Paraguay 56.37%
Peru 55.60%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.75%
Maldives 50.33%
Guatemala 49.69%
China 48.33%
Dominican Republic 47.04%
Ecuador 46.52%
Colombia 46.02%
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Mexico 44.51%
Malaysia 43.49%
Azerbaijan 43.41%
Samoa 43.34%
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Turkey 42.74%
Belarus 42.70%
Costa Rica 42.64%
Kazakhstan 40.84%
Armenia 40.40%
Thailand 39.80%
Mauritius 39.31%
Cuba 39.25%
Fiji 38.00%
Lebanon 36.75%
Botswana 35.79%
Suriname 35.65%
Jamaica 34.93%
Albania 34.42%
Montenegro 33.23%
Bosnia 32.36%
South Africa 29.75%
Serbia 29.32%
Namibia 29.18%
Tonga 28.30%
North Macedonia 28.24%
Venezuela 27.89%
Equatorial Guinea 27.58%
Iraq 27.20%
Romania 25.90%
Turkmenistan 25.52%
Jordan 25.14%
Iran 24.43%
Algeria 23.51%
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Iran Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 24.43% 0.73%
2021 23.69% 1.15%
2020 22.55% -3.61%
2019 26.16% -1.04%
2018 27.20% -0.51%
2017 27.71% 1.22%
2016 26.49% 1.49%
2015 24.99% 0.42%
2014 24.57% -1.31%
2013 25.89% -2.00%
2012 27.89% 0.82%
2011 27.07% -2.13%
2010 29.20% -0.34%
2009 29.53% 0.46%
2008 29.07% -2.35%
2007 31.42% -1.64%
2006 33.06% -1.60%
2005 34.66% 0.45%
2004 34.22% 0.45%
2003 33.77% 0.44%
2002 33.33% 0.44%
2001 32.89% 0.43%
2000 32.46% 0.43%
1999 32.03% 0.43%
1998 31.60% 0.42%
1997 31.18% 0.42%
1996 30.76% -1.27%
1995 32.03% -1.30%
1994 33.33% -1.32%
1993 34.65% -1.34%
1992 35.99% -1.36%
1991 37.35% -0.60%
1990 37.95% -0.60%