Based on a report from Iran’s statistics center, the unemployment rate of young women in the country’s urban areas in 24 provinces reached over 50% last summer.
The unemployment rate of young women in 11 provinces is 60%, in 8 provinces 70% and in 3 provinces over 80%.
The unemployment rate of women is 4 times greater than the country’s overall unemployment rate. This is while the number of female university students exceeds the male student population.
(State-run IRNA – February 2, 2015)