Turkey: Unemployment rate at 13.3% in Nov 2019

Number of jobless up 1 percentage point year-on-year to over 4.3 million in November 2019, reveals report

The unemployment rate in Turkey was 13.3% in November 2019, up 1 percentage point from the same month of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Monday.

In a statement, TurkStat said the number of jobless aged 15 and over in the country rose to 4.3 million by the end of the month a rise of 327,000 from November 2018.

However, November’s figures showed a 0.1-percentage-point fall compared to a month earlier, when unemployment stood at 13.4% in October 2019.

The employment rate slipped 0.9 percentage point to 45.6% almost 28.17 million people from the same period the previous year.

Anadolu Agency

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