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Turkey: Unemployment rate reaches 13.8 percent, up by 2.4 percent

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Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com
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The Turkish Statistics Center announced the Unemployment rate in September 2019, and based on these data, the unemployment rate reached 13.8%, up by 2.4% in September.

The Turkish Statistics Center has announced in its figures that the rate of unemployed people aged 15 years or more has reached 4 million 566 thousand people, up by 817 thousand for the same period of the previous year, to become 13.8% difference from the same period of the previous year by 2.4.

The non-agricultural unemployment rate also increased to 16.4%, a difference from the same period of the previous year by 2.9 percent.

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The unemployment rate among youth ages 15-24 reached 26.1%, a difference of 4.5% over the previous year, while the unemployment rate between the ages of 15-64 increased by 2.4% to 14.1%.

On the other hand, according to the data issued by the Turkish Statistics Center, the number of working people decreased by 623 thousand people in September 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year to become 28 million and 440 thousand people, to reach the employment rate of 46.1 percent, a decrease of 1.7%.

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