Despite the high capacity and brilliance found in women, in Iran they are deprived of equal job opportunities compared to men. The state-run Mehr news agency reported various statistics on women’s employment in Iran:
Based on reports on the result of statistics gathered in the winter of 2014 and published by the Iran Census Center, currently young women in 20 provinces are facing unemployment rates above 40%.
Women in 9 provinces are unemployed above 40%, in six provinces above 50%, in 3 provinces above 60% and in 2 provinces more than 70% of young women are unemployed.
According to this report the provinces of Kohkiloye and Boyer Ahmad and Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiary are witnessing above 70% unemployment amongst young women.
The high unemployment rates for young women in urban areas of various provinces is even higher. In the three provinces of Ilam, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiary and also Lorestan 80% of young women in urban areas are unemployed.
Of the total number of 35,000 employees in the administrative offices of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiary, 21,812 are men and 13,236 are women. The portion allocated for women is only 37.7% of employees in administrative offices.
Based on this consensus in urban areas of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiary around 8% of women are employed, 3% are unemployed, 64.5% are in their homes and 23% are still in school.
6% of rural women in this province are employed, 1% are unemployed, 17% are continuing their education and 72.8% are housewives.
(State-run IRNA news agency – August 25, 2015)