Turkey’s unemployment rate edges up to 9.7 percent in May
Turkey’s unemployment rate edged up from 9.6 percent n Apr l to 9.7 percent n May, TurkStat announced on August 15. The rate was recorded at 10.8 percent n January but fell over the follow ng three months. It stood at 10.2 percent n May 2017. The latest f gures also showed the non-agr cultural unemployment rate r s ng from 11.4 percent n Apr l to 11.6 percent n May wh le youth unemployment moved up sharply from 16.9 percent to 17.8 percent. The labor force part c pat on rate edged up from 53 percent n Apr l to 53.3 percent n May. The number of unemployed people rose from 3.09 m ll on n Apr l to 3.14 m ll on n May.