Jobs to be created for 1.033m people by March 2019

May 23, 2018 - 20:19

TEHRAN- Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the head of Planning and Budget Organization of Iran, announced that jobs will be created for 1.033 million people in the country by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), IRNA reported.

The official said some 797,000 people were added to the employed population of Iran in the last calendar year.

He further mentioned creating jobs in the rural areas as one of the main employment plans of the government.

Some 210,000 jobs were created in the rural areas in the past calendar year, according to Abolfazl Razavi, the vice president for rural development and deprived areas.

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.

The Statistical Center of Iran has announced that the number of employed people reached 23,378,613 in the past year.

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

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