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Iran - Unemployment rate

12.8 (% of total labor force) in 2018

Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, "unemployed workers" are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

Date Value Change, %
2018 12.8 8.80 %
2017 11.8 -4.98 %
2016 12.4 12.95 %
2015 11.0 3.77 %
2014 10.6 1.92 %
2013 10.4 -14.05 %
2012 12.1 -1.63 %
2011 12.3 -8.89 %
2010 13.5 13.45 %
2009 11.9 14.42 %
2008 10.4 -0.95 %
2007 10.5

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