Iran Unemployment Rate

2001 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | Statistical Centre of Iran

Iran Unemployment Rate remained the same at 10.60 % in Mar 2020, from the previously reported number of 10.60 % in Dec 2019. Iran Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Jun 2001 to Mar 2020, with an average rate of 11.70 %. The data reached an all-time high of 14.70 % in Mar 2002 and a record low of 9.50 % in Sep 2014. The data is reported by reported by Statistical Centre of Iran.

In the latest reports, Iran Population reached 81.07 million people in Mar 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 38.30 % in Mar 2020.

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Iran Unemployment Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
10.60 Mar 2020 10.60 Dec 2019 9.50 Sep 2014 14.70 Mar 2002 % quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 10.20 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -7,959.678 Sep 2018 quarterly Jun 2005 - Sep 2018
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 30,033.352 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.6 2017 yearly 1996 - 2017
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 15.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 34,492,454.660 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 67,187,932.800 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 17,640,779.420 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.612 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 594,735,573.2 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,827,723,956.8 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Total Exports Growth (%) -20.7 2015 yearly 1951 - 2015
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 190,071.920 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 84,395.350 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 72,074.107 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 43,168.8 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Total Imports Growth (%) -20.7 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 934,501.038 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 645,599.352 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.174 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 2016 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.404 Dec 2020 monthly May 2001 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 470.225 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1990 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 457.600 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Exports (USD mn) 39,580.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 283.880 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,315.910 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 8,990.520 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 256.930 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: China (USD mn) 8,828.330 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 1,712.420 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,971.260 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,385.610 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 16,150.750 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,676.920 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 3.900 2018 yearly 1974 - 2018
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 6,617.740 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 2,635.650 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Germany (USD mn) 2,488.510 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: China (USD mn) 10,413.860 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,354.290 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 100.0 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 905.6 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 73.400 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt (USD mn) 9,031.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.6 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,538.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 10.294 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 7,155.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) 14.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,687.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,672.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 637.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 1,010.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 372.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,133.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -4,053.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 7,492.400 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 10.5 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 146,911.905 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 745,242.857 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 38.4 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2008 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 574,050.000 2019 yearly 1973 - 2019
Total Deposits Growth (%) 31.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 276,897.2 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2017
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.8 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2017
Total Loans (USD mn) 236,845.352 2016 yearly 1967 - 2016
Total Loans Growth (%) 23.00 2016 yearly 1968 - 2016
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.06 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 4,075,400.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 6,170,300.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 25,129,900.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020

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