Over 790,000 jobs created in a year

April 18, 2018 - 4:21

TEHRAN- The Statistical Center of Iran announced that 790,561 jobs have been created in the country during the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20).

The center reported that the number of employed people reached 23,378,613 people in the past year, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

The statistical center also put the country’s unemployment rate at 12.1 percent, indicating 0.3 percent fall year on year.

Meanwhile, according to Abolfazl Razavi, deputy vice-president for rural development and deprived areas, some 210,000 jobs were created in the rural areas in the past year.

The official said the figure is tried to reach 300,000 in the current year.

Iran’s Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021) has envisaged creation of 384,000 jobs in rural areas per year, Razavi further announced.


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