Turkiye’s unemployment rate down in 2021

Number of employed people stands at 28.8M in 2021, TurkStat says

Turkiye’s unemployment rate decreased by 1.1 percentage points to 12% in 2021, the country’s statistical authority said on Wednesday.

The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over – dropped by 121,000 to 3.9 million in 2021 compared to 2020, the TurkStat said.

The unemployment rate was 10.7% for men and 14.7% for women, it added.

The statistical institute also said that the number of employed persons was 28.8 million with a 2.1 million increase and the employment rate was 45.2%, registering a 2.5 percentage point increase year-on-year in 2021.

The agency said that the labor force was 32.7 million with a 1.98 million increase and the labor force participation rate stood at 51.4% with a 2.3 percentage point increase in 2021 compared to the previous year.


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