Turkey: Unemployment down 1.1% in September – TurkStat

Turkey: Unemployment down 1.1% in September – TurkStat

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over fell by 550,000 a year to 4 million in September.

Turkey’s unemployment rate was 12.7% in September, down 1.1 percentage points year on year, according to the Turkish Statistical Office (TurkStat).

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over fell by 550,000 to just over 4 million in September compared to the same month last year, according to TurkStat. The youth unemployment rate in the 15-24 age group decreased to 24.3%, with the decrease being recorded at 1.8 percentage points.

The unemployment rate outside agriculture also fell by 1.5 percentage points to 14.9%, from year to year in the same month.

Meanwhile, employment was recorded at 44.1% with a decrease of 2 percentage points per year.

In August, the country’s unemployment rate was 13.2%./ibna