Turkey's unemployment rate at 12.9% in Q1
The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over increased by 142,000 to 4.1 million in January-March period, a Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) statement said.
The employment rate realized as 43.8% with a 0.8 percentage point quarterly rise as number of employed people rose by 627,00 to 27.8 million.
Labor force participation reached 50.3% in the first quarter of the year, up 0.1 percentage point compared to the previous quarter.
Nearly 32 million people are taking part in the country's labor force, with a rise of 767,000 in January-March, according to TÜİK.
The youth unemployment rate in the 15-24 age group was 25.3% in March, posting a 0.2 percentage point in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter.