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Turkey's unemployment rate steady at 12% in Aug - stats office

Turkey's unemployment rate steady at 12% in Aug - stats office Unemployment

ANKARA (Turkey), October 13 (SeeNews) - Turkey's unemployment rate remained unchanged on a monthly comparison basis at 12.1% in August, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

The unemployed people aged 15 years and over numbered nearly 4 million in August, an increase of 11,000 compared to July, TurkStat said in a statement earlier this week.

The employment rate edged down by 0.1 pp month-on-month in August to 45%, or 28.7 million people.

Turkey's labour force decreased by 4,000 on a monthly comparison basis to nearly 32.7 million in August. The labour force participation rate fell by 0.5 pp to 50.2%.

The unemployment rate in the 15-24 age group edged down 0.1 pp to 22.7% in the review period. The employment rate in this age group rose 0.4 pp compared to July, to 32.6%.

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