Turkey’s unemployment rate 10.6 pct in September

Turkey’s unemployment rate remained at 10.6 percent in September compared to the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Dec. 15.

The number of unemployed people, aged 15 and above, in the country declined to 3.4 million this September, a decrease of 104,000 from last September, when the unemployment rate stood at 11.3 percent, the statement said.

September's employment rate rose by 1.1 percentage point, from the same period last year, to 47.9 percent.

The labor force participation rate was also up by 0.8 percentage point year-on-year, going up to 53.6 percent.

The number of women participating in the workforce climbed 1 percentage point from the previous year to 34.5 percent.

Source: HDN