Annual unemployment rate stands at 11% in Iran

April 6, 2016

TٍEHRAN- According to the latest report released by the Statistical Center of Iran, the unemployment rate in the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19, 2016) stood at 11 percent.

The figure registers a 0.4 percent rise compared with the previous year of 1393, when the rate stood at 10.6 percent.

The data also indicates that 38.2 percent of population of ages 10 and above were economically active and have been categorized either under employed or unemployed ones.

According to the released data, the number of active population in Iran stands at 24,701,177, of who 2,729,092 are jobless.

Unemployment rate in rural areas is 8.1 percent and in urban areas is 12.2 percent, the statistics revealed.

HJ/MA

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