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Ministry Outlines Reasons Behind Internal Migration in Iran

Ministry Outlines Reasons Behind Internal Migration Ministry Outlines Reasons Behind Internal Migration

The number of internal migrants in Iran stood at 711,154 in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019), of whom 588,312 moved from an urban area to another and 122,841 were rural-rural migrants. 
The main reasons behind the migration of this population include accompanying their family (52.8%), searching for a job (10%) and searching for a better job (6.5%), the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare’s Statistics and Strategic Data Center reported.
In urban areas, prime reasons for internal migration included accompanying the family (53.9%), searching for a job (10.1%) and searching for a better job (6.4%), whereas in rural areas accompanying the family (47.8%), military service (13.5%) and searching for a job (9.1%) were the predominant reasons. 
Of last year’s migrant population, a total of 302,817 or 42.6% were economically active, of whom 234,064 or 77.3% were employed and 68,753 or 22.7% were unemployed. 

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