Some 90% of Iranian laborers work under fixed-term contracts

Business Materials 19 November 2015 19:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iran's Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabei has criticized the country's current labor situation over fixed-term contracts.

"I am really sorry to say that 90 percent of Iranian workers have fixed-term contracts," Fars news agency quoted him as saying Nov. 19 in the Iranian town of Gachsaran.

He also criticized what he termed as "discrimination" in recruitment process in the country.

Earlier in January, the Statistical Center of Iran reported that 16.1 percent of young people, aged 25-29, were unemployed in Iran in the three-month period from Sept. 23 to Dec. 22.

The Statistical Center of Iran reported that the country's total unemployment rate stood at 10.5 percent in the mentioned period. The figure was 9.5 percent in summer.

Agriculture, industry, and services sectors accounted for 3.2, 42.5, and 54.3 percent employment, respectively, in the mentioned period.

The Central Bank of Iran reported in November that 24 percent of Iranian households don't have any employed member.

Some 57 percent of the households have just one employed member, while 15.5 percent have two.

The report also suggests that the number of households with three or more employed members is around 3.5 percent.