ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Unemployment rate fell by 1.5 percentage points to 9.1 percent for the period between June and August, data published today by Turkey’s official statistical agency (TÜİK) showed. The number of unemployed fell by 273,000 to 2.509 million people in this period, compared to the same period last year.
Urban unemployment fell by 1.7 points to 11.5 percent, whereas rural unemployment fell by 0.8 points to 4.7 percent.
The number of employed people increased by 1.475 million people to 24.953 million people during the period between June and August, compared to the same period last year. Non-agricultural unemployment fell from 13.6 to 11.8 percent whereas labor market participation rate increased from 50 to 51.2 percent in this period, compared to the same period last year, according to TÜİK figures.