The Iran Census Center published its statistics report covering March 2014 to March 2015. These numbers show unemployment amongst young women reaching 40% in 20 provinces across the country.
Nine provinces have unemployment soaring 40% while six others are above a shocking 50%, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Three other provinces have reported rates at above a whopping 60%, while two provinces have 70% of the women reported as unemployed.
The provinces of Kohkiluyeh-Boyer-Ahmad and Chahar-Mahal-Bakhtiari have unemployment rates above 70% for young women. These numbers in Ilam, Fars and Mazandaran provinces are above 60%.
Urban areas report unemployment rates for young women at 54.5% and rural areas at 24.8%.
The three provinces of Chahar-Mahal-Bakhtiari and also Lorestan have these rates skyrocketing at 80%, whereas 60% of all students entering the country’s universities and colleges are women.
(State-run IRNA news agency – July 28, 2015)