Employment was and will always be the main concern of young people and families, a vital issue that is an obstacle and problem for citizens in our society. We, however, are not seeing our officials take any practical measure to solve the problem. Instead, all they do is make promises and hollow statements. We all remember the President’s promises last March about the creation of 1.6 million new jobs, but new data from the Statistics Center shows that only 400,000 new jobs were created last year, and no one knows what happened to the other 1.2 million jobs promised by the President. The statistics reveal that unemployment in cities is always worse than in the villages, because citizens, and particularly young people, tend to flock to cities looking for work. Last year, the unemployment rate in cities was 13.7%. Despite government promises to root out unemployment, Central Bank statistics show a lack of employment opportunities for 22.4% of families. The report found that in the year 1389, 22.5% of families did not have even a single breadwinner; 55.4% had only one breadwinner, and only 17.2% had two.
Government unemployment policy criticized: “Unemployment cannot be resolved with promises”
- Published: 517 days ago on Wednesday, 16 May 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: May 16, 2012 @ 3:17 pm
- Filed Under: Economy
- Tagged with: Statistics, Unemployment