Domestic Economy

Half of Working Population on Services Sector Payroll

An estimated 48.8% of the employed population (11.55 million) was on the services sector payroll in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 21), 0.9% less than the corresponding period last year, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.
Industries and agriculture provided 33.2% and 17.9% of jobs, respectively. 
Over 7.87 million were on industrial payrolls up 1.4% compared to the same period a year ago and 4.24 million worked in agriculture down 0.7% decrease YOY. 
The services sector consists of wholesale and retail trade; restaurants and hotels; transport, storage and communications; financing, insurance, real estate and businesses plus community, social, education, health and personal services.


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