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Turkey's unemployment rate at 13.7% in 2019

Unemployed among aged 15 and over rises to 4.4M last year, says TurkStat

Aysu Bicer   | 20.03.2020
Turkey's unemployment rate at 13.7% in 2019

ANKARA 

Turkey's unemployment rate stood at 13.7% in 2019, the country’s statistical authority said on Friday.

The figure marked a 2.7% rise compared to the previous year.

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the number of unemployed aged 15 and over in Turkey reached 4.4 million last year -- a rise of 932,000 compared to 2018.

Non-agricultural unemployment rate stood at 16.0% in 2019, showing a 3.1% rise.

"Unemployment rate for the 15-24 age group realized as 25.4% with 5.1%-point increase, employment rate in this age group occurred as 33.1% with 1.9 percentage point decrease," it noted.

The figure for people aged between 15-64 climbed 2.8% to 14.0%, it said.

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