Six million Iranians seek job

Business Materials 20 May 2011 15:10 (UTC +04:00)

"Six million Iranians are seeking job," Fars News Agency reported quoted Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaie as saying.

More than 28 million people work and render services to 70 million people, while the country still has 34 million able people, Rezaie noted.

The Iranian Statistics Agency reported that unemployment rate hit 14.6 percent in spring 2010. However, Member of Parliamentary Economic Commission Abdolreza Torabi said the unemployment rate hits 30 percent.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised to create 2.5 million jobs and solve the unemployment problems by the end of solar year (end March 20, 2012)

Economic growth and unemployment rate have not been announced by Central Bank of Iran over the past 2 years.

The International Monetary Fund forecasted zero-percent economic growth in Iran in 2011.

Iran includes those working even an hour a week into the list of employed people. According to international standards, employed person should have minimum 48 work hours a week.