Turkish jobless rate remains unchanged at 9.1 pct
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet photoTurkey’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1 percent in October 2012, according to official data released by the state-run statistics body TÜİK today.
The rate in non-agricultural sectors was 11.4 percent in the same period, indicating a slight improvement, the data said.
The jobless rate stood at 9.1 percent both in the same period a year earlier and in September. However, slightly more than 1 million jobs were created compared to the same period last year.
TÜİK calculates unemployment rates in three-month periods, naming the data with the second month.
According to a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forecast, 1 million people will join the labor force in Turkey in 2013 and 2014. The figure will be only 372,973 in Europe in the same period, the forecast said.