Nearly 4.2 million women employed in Turkey in last decade: Labor Minister
Women constitute half of new jobs created in Turkey in the last decade, thanks to the government’s employment mobilization program, Labor and Social Security Minister Jülide Sarıeroğlu said on March 7.
Sarıeroğlu said Turkey had generated more than 8.6 million new jobs in the last decade.
“Nearly 4.2 million women were employed during this period. This is a unique Turkish success story,” she said, adding that she aims to increase this number further.
The minister said the government had introduced an employment mobilization program in order to decrease unemployment in Turkey.
Sarıeroğlu also said the labour force participation rate for women was 33.8 percent in Turkey.
“Our 2023 target is 41 percent. I believe we will exceed this target in 2023,” she said.