Majority of jobholders lack health, retirement benefits

Financial Tribune – Sixty percent of jobs in Iran lack health and retirement benefits, which are also not entitled to government support offered to businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

According to a report by the research arm of the Iranian Parliament, Majlis Research Center, 61.7% of working women and 59.4% of working men were employed in the so-called “unofficial sector” of the economy in the year ending March 2019.

About 38.3% of working women and 40.6% of working men were holding jobs in the official sector of the economy [entitled to health and retirement benefits] during the year under review.

Men constituted 81.2% and women accounted for 18.8% of unofficial employment while men constituted 82.6% and women accounted for 17.4% of official employment in that year.