Iran creates 400,000 job opportunities in 3 months
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 14
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Vice President for Planning and Strategic Supervision Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said that the government created nearly 400,000 job opportunities in summer.
"Based on the statistics, some 2.53 million people were out of work in spring, but the figure dropped to 2.257 million in summer," he said, Iran's TASNIM News Agency reported on October 14.
"Iran's labor force (the actual number of people available for work) is currently around 23.75 million, so a simple calculation shows that the unemployment rate was around 9.5 percent in summer," he said.
"This proves that the international sanctions imposed on Iran have failed to affect the implementation of Iranian government's plans," Nobakht explained.
In the past few months some contradictory reports have been released in regards to Iran's unemployment rate.
Head of Iran's Labor and Social Welfare Institution Mohammad-Reza Sepehri said on October 10 that currently 9.5 million people are unemployed in the country.
He put the number of employed Iranians at 22 million.
Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabi'ee said on September 21 that currently 6 million people are unemployed in Iran.
The Statistical Center of Iran puts the number of Iran's so-called absolute unemployed at 2.5 million.
The center previously announced that the unemployment rate stands at 10.7 percent.