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A Selection of Labor Force Survey Results The Year 1391 (March 21, 2012- March 20, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labor Force Indicators in the Year 1391 (March 21, 2012- March 20, 2013)

 

Table 1 contains the major labor force indicators resulted from the survey in the year 1391.   Table 2 reflects the changes in the labor force indicators compared to the previous year 1390. In addition, tables 3-4 and 5-6 provide similar comparisons at seasonal level in the year 1391 and the years 1390-1391 in provincial level respectively.

 

 

Table 1. Labor force indicators by sex, urban and rural areas; year  1391
 

Labor force indicator

Total country

Male

Female

Urban areas

Rural areas

  Economic activity of population  aged 10 and over 

Rate

37.7

61.6

13.8

36.7

40.3

Number

24105506

19705319

4400186

17220011

6885495

Unemployment  rate of  population aged 10 and over    

 

Rate

12.2

10.5

19.9

13.8

8.2

Number

2944158

2069836

874322

2379515

564643

Unemployment  rate of population aged 15-24                           

Rate

26.9

23.4

41.5

31.4

18.4

Number

1070498

750193

320305

817026

253471

Unemployment  rate of population aged 15-29

Rate

24.5

20.9

38.3

27.4

17.0

Number

1973817

1333416

640400

1582011

391805

Employment  share in agriculture sector

Share

9. 18

6. 17

2. 25

4. 5

6. 50

Number

4002033

3112369

889664

801898

3200135

Employment  share  in manufacturing sector

Share

33. 6

35. 2

25.4

36.2

27.4

Number

7105973

6212068

893904

5375124

1730848

Employment  share in services sector

Share

47.5

47.1

49.4

58.4

22.0

Number

10052881

8310586

1742295

8663013

1389868

Underemployment share of the population aged 10 and over

8.9

9.8

4.3

7.5

12.0

The contribution  of the employed aged 15 and over  with  regular working hours of more than 49

40.6

 

45.5

 

16.2

 

42.0

 

37.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Difference in the total is due to rounding figures.

 

A review of the economic participation rate (activity rate) reveals that about 37.7% of the working age population (10 years and over) are economically active; i.e., they lie either in the employed or the unemployed group. In addition, the results indicate that the economic participation rate stands lower for women compared to men and urban areas compared to rural areas.

 

A review of the unemployment rate shows that 12.2% of the active population was unemployed. The results show that unemployment rate stands higher for women and urban areas than men and rural areas respectively.

 

A review of underemployment rate shows that 8.9% of the population was underemployed. The results indicate that the underemployment rate stands higher for men compared to women and rural areas in contrast to urban areas.  

A review of employment in major economic sectors indicates that the services sector holds the biggest share of employment with 47.5% of the total, followed by manufacturing sector with 33.6% and agriculture sector with 18.9 %.

 

The unemployment rate of the economically active population aged 15-24 stood at 26.9%. This indicator stands higher for women and urban areas than for men and rural areas.

 The unemployment rate among the economically active population aged 15-29 indicates that 24.5% of the active population was unemployed. This indicator stands higher for women and urban areas than men and rural areas.

 Review of contribution of the employed population aged 15 and over with the working hours over 49 shows that about 40.6% of them work more than 49 hours a week.  As a decent work indicator, it reveals that a great share of the employed population of the country works more than the standard hours.   

 

 

Table 2.  Changes of major labor force indicators by sex, urban and rural areas ( the year 1391 compared with the year 1390)                                                                                                           (percent)

                                                                          

 

Labor force indicators

Total country

Male

Female

Urban Areas

Rural Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1390

Change

Year 1390

Change

Year 1390

Change

Year 1390

Change

Year 1390

Change

  Economic participation rate  

(activity rate)

36.9

0.8

60.7

0.9

12.6

1.2

35.8

0.9

39.8

0.5

Unemployment rate

12.3

-0.1

10.5

0.0

20.9

-1.0

13.7

0.1

8.9

-0.7

Unemployment rate among youths aged
15-24

26.5

0.4

22.9

0.5

42.7

-1.2

30.0

1.4

19.8

-1.4

Unemployment rate among youths aged
15-29

24.0

0.5

20.1

0.8

40.3

-2.0

26.5

0.9

17.7

-0.7

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This table shows the changes of major labor force indicators by sex, urban and rural areas in the year 1391 compared with the previous year. The changes in the indicators at national level are as follows:

 _        Economic participation rate (activity rate) in the year 1391 experienced a 0.8% increase compared to the year 1390.

_        The unemployment rate in the year 1391 decreased by 0.1% compared to the year 1390.

_        The unemployment rate of the youth aged 15-24 experienced a 0.4 % rise compared to the year 1390.

_        The unemployment rate of  the youth aged 15-29 experienced a 0.5% increase compared to the year 1390.

 

 

 

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