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Iran's Unemployment Rate Hits 14.6%


Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Seasonal workers waiting for job in Tehran

The deputy labor minister said that unemployment in Iran had risen to 14.6 percent in spring. ISNA news agency quoted Hamid Abd ol-Vahab as saying that the unemployment figure last winter was 14.1 percent.

Ahamdienjad speech disrupted by unemployment chants
People of Khorramshahr, a south western city of Iran, disrupted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech with chants of "Unemployment! Unemployment!" during his visit in May 2010.

Last spring it was 11.1 percent and last summer and fall 11.3 percent.

Last Iranian calendar year's rate was stated to be 11.9 percent by Statistical Center of Iran.

Seasonal workers waiting for job in Tehran

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