CBI Puts Jobless Rate at 9.5%

CBI Puts Jobless Rate at 9.5%CBI Puts Jobless Rate at 9.5%

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI), in a report released on Sunday, put the country’s unemployment rate in the second quarter of the current calendar year (ends March 20) at 9.5 percent. The unemployment rate during the corresponding period last year was 10.5% for the Iranian urban population, and 7% for the rural population, the CBI report said. According to the report, 18 percent of women were jobless, while the unemployment rate for men was 7.9 percent, IRNA reported.