Unemployment Rate in Iran decreased to 10.40 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 10.90 percent in the second quarter of 2019. Iran Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Unemployment Rate in Iran averaged 11.69 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.70 percent in the first quarter of 2002 and a record low of 9.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - Iran Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Unemployment Rate in Iran is expected to be 12.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Iran to stand at 13.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iran Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 10.90 14.70 9.50 2001 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Iran Unemployment Rate
In Iran, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.