Tehran, Iran, Sept. 20
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's minister of Labor, cooperatives, social welfare Ali Rabiee said that previously large amounts of money was distributed among peоple, but still many citizens were poor.
"It is while in a country like Brazil only 16 percent on people receive subsidies equal to $40," he said, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on September 20.
"The main difference between the current administration and the previous ones is solcial welfare policies," he added.
Iranian economy is struggling with different obstacles such as inflation and unemployment.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in December that job creation is the most significant issue in the future of the country's economy, while the combination of inflation and stagnation is now the most important problem.
"Tackling high inflation and unemployment are top priorities of the government," Rouhani said before presenting the Iranian parliament (Majlis) with his government's first budget plan.
Reports suggest that currently over 2.5 million people are unemployed in Iran.