Joblessness rate falls 0.9% in Iran during summer: SCI

October 11, 2017 - 12:12

TEHRAN- Iran’s unemployment rate in summer 2017, which corresponds to the second quarter of current Iranian calendar year (June 22- September 22), dropped to 11.7 percent, down 0.9 percent compared to the figure in the same season in 2016, the Statistical Center of Iran announced.

Unemployment rate stood at 12.6 percent in summer 2016, the report said. 

According to Iranian Labor Minister Ali Rabiei, the government can create 300,000 to 400,000 job opportunities annually but based on the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021), more than 900,000 jobs should be created per year.

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