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UNEMPLOYMENT IN IRAN REACHES 27 PERCENT.

National Youth Organization head Rahim Ebadi told "Sharq" of 14 October that, "currently, the unemployment rate has reached 27 percent." He went on to say that the government is trying to reduce the unemployment rate to 15 percent and added that half of his organization's assets go toward creating work opportunities for young people. The World Bank's Country Brief on Iran states, "The rate of unemployment dropped in 2004 for the second year in a row, reaching 11.2 percent (from 14.7 percent in 2002)." Approximately 700,000 jobs must be created annually to account for new entrants in the work force, according to the World Bank, but only about 500,000 have been created. BS

Source: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 196, Part III, 15 October 2004
13 posted on 10/15/2004 11:19:51 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Owners of the pro-IRI Iranian.com pulled a recent poll that they expected to favor John Kerry on ties with the Iranian government. When the poll came out strongly against his prefered pro-IRI, Kerry agenda he immediately polled the poll and referred to it as "cheating". After receiving negative e-mails he got rid of the entire polling system all together.

Let him know how you feel. Every single person needs to contact him and let him know that the community is against his decision: Contact times@iranian.com.


14 posted on 10/16/2004 12:33:52 AM PDT by freedom44
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To: Grampa Dave

Check out post #13 if you think our and the EU unemployment numbers are bad.


22 posted on 10/16/2004 10:43:08 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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