Turkey’s unemployment rate hit 11.6 percent in October
Unemployment rate in Turkey increased to a 19-month high of 11.6 percent in October, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) revealed on Jan. 15.
“The unemployment rate occurred as 11.6 percent with a 1.3 percentage point increase,” TÜİK said.
In Turkey, the number of jobless people - aged 15 and over - rose by 501,000 to 3.79 million, year-on-year in October, it added.
In September, the unemployment rate was at 11.4 percent.
In March 2017, the number of unemployed people was recorded as 3.64 million, bringing the unemployment rate to 11.7 percent.
In the two months ahead of the general elections in June 2018, the unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent.