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Minister: Iran's Unemployment rate at 11.2%

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mohammad Jahromi said in Tehran Friday that Central Bank of Iran has put the unemployment rate in the month of Mehr (September-October), the seventh month in the Iranian calendar, at 11.2 percent.

Jahromi told reporters on the sidelines of the first Entrepreneurship Training Seminar that Iran's Statistics Center however has put the figure at 12 percent.

He said the unemployment rate dropped by 0.7 percent in Mehr from 11.9 percent in the previous month of Shahrivar per the BI announcement.

He added that the CBI data had been collected from 175 cities but not rural areas.

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