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News number: 8711061474

16:11 | 2009-01-25

Economy

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Iran Lowers Unemployment Rate

TEHRAN (FNA)- Counting students and housewives among the ranks of the employed has helped lower Iran's jobless rate, an official at the statistics office said in remarks published Saturday.



The government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is widely expected to stand for re-election in June, recently said the country's unemployment rate had fallen below 10 percent.

The statistics official was quoted as saying that students and housewives had been included in groups regarded as employed and that this has contributed to lowering the rate.

"Considering these groups of people as employed caused the unemployment rate to fall in the autumn compared to the summer," Anari told FNA. He did not give any figures or other details.