Unemployment rate is 12.6% in February
The jobless rate increased to 12.6 percent in February from 10.9 percent a year earlier. This rate showed a slight decrease from a seven-year high at 13 percent in January. Non-farm unemployment went up to 14.8 percent from 12.7 percent, and youth unemployment rose to 23.3 percent from 18.6 percent, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) showed on May 15. Unemployment has been rising for the past year. Recent data suggests economic growth is still weak and failing to produce enough jobs.