Turkey's unemployment rate stands at 14.7 percent in January

Turkey's unemployment rate stands at 14.7 percent in January

ISTANBUL- Anadolu Agency
Turkeys unemployment rate stands at 14.7 percent in January

The unemployment rate in Turkey was 14.7 percent in January 2019, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on April 15.

"The unemployment rate occurred as 14.7 percent with 3.9 percentage point increase," TÜİK said in a statement.         

"The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over increased by 1,259,000 to 4,668,000 persons in the period of January 2019 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year," the statement read.

The number of employed persons was 27.16 million people in the month, official figures showed.

In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate occurred as 16.8 percent with 4.1 percentage point increase. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 26.7 percent with 6.8 percentage point increase, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 15.0 percent with 3.9 percentage point increase.

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