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Labor Minister warns of specter of 8 million unemployed

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Minister of Labor, Cooperatives and Welfare Ali Rabei has warned of the specter of rising unemployment and stressed the need for government support to entrepreneurship “Based on official statistics, we have 3.5 million unemployed now and 4.5 million university students will soon hit the job market.” He added that Rouhani’s government is adopting measures to tackle unemployment through a plan which is aimed at reviving entrepreneurship “If we want to secure the future of the revolution, we should take the issue of entrepreneurship very seriously. Entrepreneurship must become a big social movement.” IMF has predicted Iran’s unemployment will rise to 14.7% in 2014 from 12.5% in 2012.


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  • Published: 2 years ago on Thursday, 6 February 2014
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: February 6, 2014 @ 3:01 pm
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