Unemployme­nt rate at 13 percent in April

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Turkey’s unemployme­nt rate stood at 13 percent in April this year, the country’s statistica­l authority announced July 16. TurkStat said the unemployme­nt rate rose by 3.3 percentage points on a yearly basis. Official figures revealed that the number of unemployed people aged 15 or older surged

1.1 million year-on-year to 4.2 million as of

April. “In the same period, the non-agricultur­al unemployme­nt rate was 15 percent, a

3.6 percentage point increase. The youth unemployme­nt rate, for people aged 15-24 was 23.2 percent, a 6.3 percentage point increase while the unemployme­nt rate for people aged 15-64 was 13.3 percent with 3.5 percentage point increase,” the institute said.

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