Tag: Iran unemployment

One of the challenges that the Iranian regime still faces, 40 years into its revolution, is a sharp rise in unemployment.

Many believe that growing unemployment, due to its dangerous sociopolitical consequences, is the most important of the regime’s super challenges in terms of security. This was evident during last year’s widespread protests when people in small towns with higher unemployment rates vented their rage against the regime.

According to a 2016 report by the state-run Mehr news agency, one million young job seekers enter the job market every year.

Mohammad Reza Badamchi, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Labor and Entrepreneurship Faction, said that there were millions of unemployed youth in the country.

“Currently, one in six people are working in Iran. Nearly 20 million young people aged 15 to 29 are unemployed,” he said in the summer of 2018.

“Currently, one in six people are working in Iran. Nearly 20 million young people aged 15 to 29 are unemployed,” he said in the summer of 2018.

The Statistical Center of Iran has warned that the country’s average unemployment rate for young people aged 15-29 is more than twice as much as the country’s overall unemployment rate. According to the center’s report, the majority of unemployed young people are educated and have degrees from higher education institutions and universities.

In early January of this year, the head of the Statistical Center of Iran said that the rate of the unemployment of university graduates had increased.

“The rate of unemployment among our university graduates has increased. 40% of unemployed people are university graduates,” Omid Ali Parsa said in comments carried by the Revolutionary Guards Affiliated Tasnim news agency.

“The rate of unemployment among our university graduates has increased. 40% of unemployed people are university graduates,”

Recently, Isa Amini, the head of Iran’s Bar Association said that more than 40% of lawyers were unemployed in Iran.

The head of the Work Council in Kurdistan also acknowledged the high unemployment rate in the western province.

“Kurdistan Province is not in a good condition in terms of job creation and a large number of young people and university graduates become street vendors or border porters (kolbars) due to unemployment,” Shaker Ibrahimi said on June 23, 2017.

The provincial official said that the young street vendors and porters should be allowed to set up businesses to export Iranian goods.

More Iranians are becoming unemployed with the waves of bankruptcies leading to the closure of small and large factories alike.

The critical environmental condition plaguing Iran as a result of years of mismanagement has also led to unemployment.

According to Ali Kord, a lawmaker from Khash and Mirjaveh in the impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, “continuous droughts have in the past few years created a difficult situation for young job seekers”.

“Despite the high rate of educated young unemployed people, unfortunately, there is no program to employ these young job seekers,” he added.

Another MP from Astara in the northern province of Gilan said that young job seekers cried out of desperation.

“Most of those who approach lawmakers in their offices have employment problems and sometimes I witness that young job seekers cry in my office and its very painful,” Vali Dadashi said speaking to the ILNA news agency.

He believes that poverty, as a result of high unemployment, would soon create a security challenge for the regime.