Unemployment rate at 13 percent in April
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.