Unemployment rate rose to 11.4 pct in Turkey in September

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Turkish unemployment stood at 11.4 percent in September, country’s statistics authority said on Dec. 17.

“The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over increased by 330 thousand to 3 million 749 thousand persons in the period of September 2018 in Turkey,” the TurkishStatistical Institute (TÜİK) said.

“The unemployment rate occurred as 11.4 percent with 0.8 percentage point increase. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate occurred as 13.5 percent with 0.7 percentage point increase. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 21.6 percent with 1.6 percentage point increase, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 11.7 percent with 0.9 percentage point increase,” it added.

The employment rate in September realized as 47.8 percent and the labor force participation was 54 percent with a 0.4 percent increase, according to the statement.

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