Unemployment in Iran reached 10.8% in the spring of 2015 and these numbers varied between 7.8% and 15.6% in the country’s border provinces, according to a report issued by the Statistics Center.
Unemployment amongst young women, both across the country and in border areas, was worse than all other groups. Unemployment amongst men between the ages of 15 to 24 was reported at 20.9% across the country, and yet 43.1% percent amongst women in this age group.
Unemployment amongst women in Mazandaran Province (northern Iran) was reported at a whopping 65.6%.
In the provinces of North Khorasan , Southern Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi half of the women in this age group are reported to be unemployed.
The lowest unemployment rate of women in this age group was 26.4% in East Azerbaijan Province. However, this, itself is twice the unemployment numbers of the entire country.
The worse unemployment numbers reported belonged to Kohgilaviye and Boyer Ahmed (southern Iran) in which 82.8% of women are unemployed. 48.2% of the youth in this province are unemployed, ranking 1st in the country.
(State-run Ghatreh.com website – September 20, 2015)