A total of 3,321 new jobs were created in Iran’s mining sector during the seven months to Oct. 22, 2017, indicating a 158% rise compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, data released by the Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade showed.
The provinces of Kerman, Yazd, Fars, South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi had the highest share in job creation, the Persian economic daily Donya-e-Eqtesad reported. The Industries Ministry issued 407 exploitation and 294 exploration permits during the period, the report added.
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