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Q3 Unemployment Rate at 9.4%

According to the latest report of the Statistical Center of Iran, a total of 2,435,717 Iranians were unemployed in Q3, such that over 1.73 million men and 700,153 women of ages 15 and above were jobless
Q3 Unemployment Rate at 9.4%
Q3 Unemployment Rate at 9.4%

Iran’s unemployment rate, the proportion of jobless population of ages 15 and above, stood at 9.4% in the third quarter of the current fiscal year (Sept. 22-Dec. 20, 2020), indicating a 1.2% decline compared with the same period of last year. 
According to the latest report of the Statistical Center of Iran, a total of 2,435,717 Iranians were unemployed in Q3. 
Men’s unemployment stood at 8.1% while the rate for women hovered around 15.9%. 
Over 1.73 million men and 700,153 women of ages 15 and above were jobless in Q3.   
The unemployment rate was 10.2% for urban areas (1.97 million people) and 7.2% for rural areas (465,111 people).
SCI put Q3 labor force participation rate—the proportion of the population of ages 15 and above that is economically active either employed or looking for job—at 41.4% or 25.84 million people, registering a 2.9% year-on-year decrease. 
Men’s and women’s economic participation rates were at 68.8% and 14.1% respectively.
SCI’s reports show that 21.45 million men and 4.39 million women of ages 15 and above were economically active in Q3, i.e., they were either employed or looking for job.

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