LABOR > Turkey's unemployment rises to 9.4 pct


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Turkey’s unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in November 2012, according to official data released today by the state-run statistics body TÜİK.

The number of jobless rose to 2.63 million in November 2012, an increase of 210,000 people from the same period a year earlier. The jobless rate also showed a 0.3 percent increase in the same period, reaching 9.4 percent. The rate in non-agricultural sectors also reached 11.4 percent with a 0.3 percent rise.

However, more than 1 million jobs were created this year compared to the same period last year, which upgraded the employment number to 25.29 million as the employment rate increased from 44.9 percent to 45.9 percent in the same period.

The labor force participation rate increased to 50.7 percent thanks to a 1.3 percent rise. The informal workers rate fell to 50.7 percent with a 2.2 percent decrease.


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cezer "çapulcu" skonore

2/15/2013 11:19:38 PM

No wonder the minister of industry was very hostile to the Central Bank couple of days ago. He knew these numbers are not going to be good. Before the election, minister wants to pump money to the market just to maintain the unemployment levels.

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

2/15/2013 11:15:06 PM

pinar hasan: Apple and Gul got together recently not for the educational tablet purchase. Apple already rejected Gul's offer to work together on that project. Apple will open a store in Istanbul and it wants to make sure that Turkish govt will be with it to protect Apple's assets in Turkey. Gul asked Apple to fix the problems with the Turkish keyboard (F-keyboard). What is Turkish General Mobile? Aselsan buys staff from the US and Israel, modifies and sells them to Turkish military.

pinar hasan

2/15/2013 1:24:00 PM

the American government must buy "MADE IN AMERICA" Turkey needs to pass a law forcing the turkish government to buy 100% " MADE IN TURKEY" While there are 2.63 million umemployed in Turkey. President Adbullah Gul want to donate 5 billion dollars to Apple to buy obsolete apple tablets made in Israel and America.. President Adbullad Gul give this 5 billion dollars to Turkish General Mobile" or give this money to Turkish Aselsan.The 5 billion can provide employment to 1 million Turkish people

Socialist TRK

2/15/2013 12:49:22 PM

Yeah keep giving birth like the intelligent PM says so we can hopefully reach double digits in unemployment.

Pawel Bury

2/15/2013 12:23:27 PM

I strongly believe that following Mr Erdogan's guidelines for giving birth to 3-5 children will solve the unemployment issue. This way Turkey will become, (what the Europeans already call her), "Europe's China". Lots of rice is all AKR needs.
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