Masoud Nili, who was responsible for drawing up the first industrial development strategy for Iran, said at a meeting with members of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce that with the growth in the population of Iran since 1986, a gap had been created in Iran. There was an expectation that in 2008, the active Iranian population in Iran would enter the labor market, but that did not happen because between 2006 and 2012 the Iranian economy was unable to create work places. In addition, the rate of unemployment among women in Iran since 2006 has increased by tens of percentages. When the economy is in crisis, the main pressure is on the employment of women. In 1986 the number of working women in Iran was less than a million and by 2005 that number had climbed to 4 million, but from then through to 2012 the number fell to 900,000 women. Of every 3.7 people in Iran, only one is in employment and earning a living. In contrast, the global average is one to 2.2 people. Nili also added that despite the unemployment problem in Iran’s economy, Iran imports workers from Afghanistan, since Iran’s educated manpower is not prepared to engage in low-level occupations.
Iran labor market problems worsen, mainly in employment of women
- Published: 2 years ago on Friday, 31 May 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: May 30, 2013 @ 10:38 am
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