NCRI - The unemployment crisis is one of the Iranian regime’s major economic and social challenges which it has been unable to resolve.
The state-run Young Journalists Club news agency writes in this regard: “if over the past decades, higher education could guarantee more desirable job opportunities, the rule is reversed over the past few years so that it seems as if the higher the education, the lower the possibility of having the luxury of employment.”
The news agency then cites ‘Zhila Naseh’, referred to as an active entrepreneur in Tehran Province, as saying that “according to official figures, more than 40 percent of country’s unemployed are among the educated and university and college graduates, which is quite worrying.”
Speaking with the same news agency, economy graduate Fahimeh Nazarpour points to the negative, destructive consequences of Iran’s unemployment, saying that “unemployment has undoubtedly turned into one of the families’ major concerns over the past few years which is going to deepen the social and economic anomalies unless effective solutions are adopted for getting out of it.”
“Some economists’ estimates show that the possibility of facing a new wave of unemployment next year would not be unexpected”, said Nazarpour.
“According to studies,” she added, “for every 100 male students, 120 females enter the universities. This means that there will be an increase in the women’s labor force participation rate and a higher job demand in the future, which as a result will lead to a higher unemployment rate among women.”
Concluding her comments, Nazarpour pointed out that in addition to an increase in the number of jobs, there should also be an increase in wages, otherwise, youth still won’t be able to earn a desirable livelihood after crossing so many bottlenecks and finally getting employed, a failure which could in turn be worrying.