High rate of unemployment in Zanjan rich of mines

According to Mikrofonnews agency (MHA), hundreds of Zanjan’s population are suffering from poverty and unemployment according to the reports from the area.

Zanjan in the north-west of Iran has 521 thousand population and the province has more than 270 mines. The raw material extracted from the mine is transferred to central parts of Iran while the business has not brought major benefits to the locals.

The owner of a market in Zanjan said recently that hundreds of people were asking for job with the salary of something about 50 dollars per month after he announced the market needs 15 new workers.

This shows that rate of unemployment is high in a province that is has lots of mines and underground resources.