Iran’s annual unemployment rate for those ages 15-29 has risen by 50% since 1997.
Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment; SOURCE World Bank, retrieved from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; GRAPHIC George Petras/USA TODAY
Iran’s rial currency has lost half its value against the U.S. dollar over the past 4 months. Number of rials to 1 U.S. dollar.
SOURCE bonbast.com; GRAPHIC George Petras/USA TODAY
High inflation rates have been a burden on the Iranian economy.
SOURCE Bank of Iran; GRAPHIC George Petras/USA TODAY
Oil exports are a mainstay of Iran’s economy. Monthly exports (in millions of barrels).
SOURCE Bloomberg; GRAPHIC George Petras/USA TODAY