The Iran Census Center published its statistics report covering March 2014 to March 2015. These numbers show unemployment amongst young women reaching 40% in 20 provinces across the country. 9 provinces have unemployment soaring 40% while six others are above a shocking 50%, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. 3 other provinces have reported rates at above a whopping 60%, while 2 provinces have 70% of the women reported as unemployed.
The provinces of Kohgilaviye & Boyer Ahmad and Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari have unemployment rates above 70% for young women. These numbers in Ilam, Fars and Mazandaran province are above 60%.
Urban areas report unemployment rates for young women at 54.5% and rural areas at 24.8%.
The three provinces of Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari and also Lorestan have these rates skyrocketing at 80%, whereas 60% of all students entering the country’s universities and colleges are women.
(State-run IRNA news agency – July 28, 2015)