30% of Iranian jobless people are university graduate
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Thirty percent of Iranian jobless people are university graduates.
Kourosh Parand, director of Iran's Technical-Vocational Training Organization, said that the percentage of unemployed people holding university certificates would increase in the future, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Jan. 23.
"Some 40 million Iranians are regarded as non-active, of them 5.3 percent are university graduate. However, non-active people are not considered as jobless."
Household women and university students are categorized as non-active population, he noted.
In Sept., Iranian Labor Minister Ali Rabi'ee said that currently 6 million people are unemployed in Iran.
College graduates account of the lion share of the mentioned figure.
According to Rabi'ee the figure will reach 10 million in the next seven years.
"Currently there are 2 million job opportunities in the country that no one is willing to take," he said, explaining that the college graduates' unwillingness to do certain jobs has given the opportunity to foreign immigrants to take the jobs.
Iranian Deputy Labor Minister Hassan Taee said on Dec. 15 that the ministry has prepared a package of plans to boost job creation in the country.
Modifying employment policies, developing databases, organizing situation of foreign laborers, and sending laborers to other countries are the four new approaches toward boosting job creation, he said.
The unemployment rate in Iran stood at 12.3 per cent last year showing a 1.2 per cent fall compared to its preceding year, the statistical centre of Iran reported.
Some 400,000 people were employed in Iran last year, which ended on March 19. The government announced over 1.6 million job opportunities were created during that year.
Edited by CN