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Public Employees Earn More as Private Workers Dominate Market

Households with private sector breadwinners were dispersed over the lower and middle income deciles
Iran had a total of 12.42 million wage-earning workers during the fiscal 2016-17, 70% of whom operated in the private sector.Iran had a total of 12.42 million wage-earning workers during the fiscal 2016-17, 70% of whom operated in the private sector.

Most Iranian breadwinners are working in the private sector, even though those engaged in the public sector work tend to earn more and are placed in higher income deciles.
However, households with private sector breadwinners were dispersed over the lower and middle income deciles, according to the latest report published by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare's Information and Statistics Center, using data from the fiscal 2016-17. They mainly belong to the third income decile–making up 38.2% of the population of the income category.

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