12 provinces register single-digit unemployment rate in Q4

Financial Tribune – South Khorasan Province filed the lowest unemployment rate of 6% among all Iranian provinces in the fourth quarter of last Iranian year (Dec. 22, 2019-March 19) while Kurdestan Province registered the highest unemployment rate of 20%.

Tehran Province, wherein lies the capital city, registered an 8.8% unemployment rate, the Statistical Center of Iran’s latest report shows.

Eleven other provinces, namely South Khorasan (6%), Markazi Province (6.9%), Ilam (7%), Fars (7.7%), Semnan (8.3%), Tehran (8.8%), Khorasan Razavi (8.9%), Hamedan (9.3%), Mazandaran (9.3%), Zanjan (9.3%), East Azarbaijan (9.5%) and Qom (9.7%), registered single-digit unemployment rates for people of ages 15 and above in Q4.

Iran’s unemployment rate, the proportion of jobless population of ages 15 and above, stood at 10.6% in Q4, indicating a 1.7% decline compared with the same period of last year.