Iran Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 26.00%, a 0.39% increase from 2021.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 25.61%, a 1.9% increase from 2020.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 23.71%, a 2.25% decline from 2019.
  • Iran youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.96%, a 1.58% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Iran Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 26.00% 0.39%
2021 25.61% 1.90%
2020 23.71% -2.25%
2019 25.96% -1.58%
2018 27.54% -0.66%
2017 28.21% -0.86%
2016 29.06% 3.07%
2015 25.99% 0.96%
2014 25.03% 1.11%
2013 23.92% -2.76%
2012 26.68% 0.22%
2011 26.47% -2.10%
2010 28.57% 3.91%
2009 24.66% 1.63%
2008 23.03% 0.72%
2007 22.31% -1.26%
2006 23.57% 0.06%
2005 23.51% 3.05%
2004 20.46% -2.41%
2003 22.86% -2.60%
2002 25.47% 1.03%
2001 24.44% 1.32%
2000 23.12% 1.02%
1999 22.10% 1.17%
1998 20.93% 1.11%
1997 19.82% 1.28%
1996 18.54% -0.95%
1995 19.48% -0.95%
1994 20.44% -0.74%
1993 21.18% -0.70%
1992 21.88% -0.46%
1991 22.34% -0.46%