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According to the Iranian Statistics Center’s latest labor report, less than 14 million Iranians aged over 15 years are working full time for an employer, out of a working-age population of 64 million.
The report covering the first three months of 2023 says that more than 38 million men and women – two-thirds of the working-age population – are outside the labor market.
More than half of the "economically inactive population” is made up of housewives, one-third are students, while 13 percent of people in this group, or approximately 5 million people, receive incomes without working.
The report indicates that 2.5 million people are unemployed, while 9.5 million people hold part-time jobs.
More than 2.3 million men and women are seeking but are unable to find full-time employment.