No job created in Iran in five years: Rouhani
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that nearly no job was created in the country between 2006 and 2011.
Although in the decade ending 2011 the country's foreign currency income was great, but nearly no job was created in the country between 2006 and 2011, he added, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Jan. 4.
This issue shows that oil revenues is not the solution to our problems, he noted.
He made the remarks in the opening ceremony of the first conference on the Iranian economy, which was inaugurated on January 4 in Tehran.
Over the 10 years between 2005 and 2015, the number of employed people has increased from 20.6 million to 21.5 million, he said.
Iran's unemployment rate during the autumn (Sept. 22-Dec. 22) stood at 10.5 percent, according to the latest report from the Iranian Statistical Center, released Jan. 1.
The unemployment rate among Iranians aged over 10 years in the mentioned three-month period was 0.2 percent more than the same period of time in the preceding year.
The figure also indicates a one percent increase compared to the preceding quarter's unemployment rate (June 21 - Sept. 21).
About 2.52 million of Iranians above 10 years old were jobless in the mentioned three-month period (ended on Dec. 22).
All Iranians aged over 10 years, who worked at least one hour a week, or temporary left their work during the survey week, were included as employed labor force in the report.
Earlier Iran's Statistical Center put the summer (June 21 - Sept. 21) unemployment rate at 9.5 percent, or 0.9 percent less than the same period of time in the previous year (June 21 - Sept. 21, 2013), and 1.2 percent less compared to the preceding quarter's unemployment rate (March 21 - June 20).