EghtesadOnline: The Statistics Center of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare has reviewed housing expenses of Iranian urban and rural households in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20) in a new report.
EghtesadOnline: The number of people who worked two jobs at the same time rose from 726,000 in the year ending March 2018 to 834,000 in the year ending March 2020, latest data released by the Statistical Center of Iran and the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare show.
EghtesadOnline: The population of the unemployed in Iran currently stands at 2.4 million, 40% of whom are university graduates, according to the director general of Employment and Policymaking Department of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.
EghtesadOnline: Those engaged in transportation, tourism and handicraft industries, as well as sports and culture and arts will receive a new round of coronavirus loans worth upwards of 80,000 billion rials ($307 million), says Isa Mansouri, deputy minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare.
EghtesadOnline: With current wages, workers run out of money only 10 days into the month, says Ali Aslani, a member of Supreme Labor Council.
EghtesadOnline: The government’s debts to the Social Security Organization, Iran's biggest social insurance company that provides coverage to wage-earners and salaried workers as well as self-employed persons, amounted to 2,944 trillion rials ($11.2 billion) by the end of last fiscal year (March 19, 2020), the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare reported.
EghtesadOnline: The coronavirus has hit hard at an estimated 2.8 million businesses and six million jobs in Iran, according to the director general of Policymaking and Job Department of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare has registered a 94% decrease in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits during the month ending May 20 compared with the month ending March 19, according to an official with the ministry.
EghtesadOnline: The Supreme Labor Council has agreed to raise workers’ housing allowance from 1 million rials ($5.6) to 3 million rials ($17), the cooperatives, labor and social welfare minister said.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 12,860 billion rials ($75 million) have been deposited into the Social Security Organization’s Unemployment Insurance Fund, according to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.