Turkey’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 11.2 percent in November compared with the previous month, the Turkish Statistical Institute said.
Non-agricultural unemployment, adjusted for seasonal factors, increased by a monthly 0.1 percentage points to 13.1 percent, the institute said on its website on Monday. The number of people in the labour force rose by 267,000 to 33.6 million, it said.
Turkey’s government is seeking to boost employment and economic growth by cutting interest rates and instructing state-run banks to provide cheap loans to businesses. The country’s economic outlook has darkened as the lira slumped to successive record lows against the dollar late last year and inflation jumped to end 2021 at 36.1 percent.
Youth unemployment rose by 1.7 percentage points to 22.3 percent. The proportion of the 12.1 million Turks who are aged between 15 and 24 and have a job was 32.7 percent, the data showed.