Iran’s graduate unemployment at 17.4% in Q3

Financial Tribune – Unemployment rate for university graduates stood at 17.4% in the third quarter of the current Iranian year (Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 2019) to register a 1.2% decrease compared with the corresponding period of last year, the Statistical Center of Iran’s latest report on Iran’s labor market shows.

Higher education unemployment rate for men stood at 13.7% and that of women was around 27.3%.

The share of graduate unemployment from the total unemployed population was measured to be 43.3% in Q3, which indicates an increase of 2.6% year-on-year.

The unemployment shares of male and female graduates from the total unemployed population stood at 31.2% and 68.7%, respectively while the share of higher education unemployment from the total unemployed population were 46.3% in urban areas and 28.9% in rural areas during the period under review.