“The unemployment rate of young women in Iran reached its highest level in 20 years, in 2015,” so declared the presidential deputy on women and family affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi.
Molaverdi added, “The unemployment rate of youths has increased in recent years from 14.8 per cent in 1996 to 21.9 per cent in 2014. In 2011, the unemployment rate for young women and girls was the highest in Kermanshah, Khuzistan and Lorestan provinces.” (The state-run Psychnews.ir – January 22, 2017)
Earlier, the state-run Mehr News Agency had reported the outcome of summer 2016 surveys on the workforce. Citing the National Statistics Center, it declared that the average unemployment rate for young women in Iran was 47.3 per cent in summer 2016.