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Unemployment fell in Turkey to 11.2%

In 2021, Turkey registered its highest unemployment rate in the month of April, while the lowest unemployment rate was reached in June.

The number of unemployed people in Turkey decreased slightly during the past month of December, according to official data published today by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK), which shows a decrease of 0.1 percentage points compared to November, reaching 11.2% of the active population.

The report’s data indicates that in December, Turkey’s labor force consisted of 33.9 million people, 238,000 more than the previous month, with a labor force participation rate of 52.9%. According to TÜİK, the labor force participation rate of Turkish women reached 34.5% in December, 0.3% higher than in November.

The number of unemployed people over 15 years old in the Eurasian country increased by 2,000 people to reach 3.8 million in December, while during the same period, employment grew by 0.3% to reach 47%, or 30.1 million people. Throughout all of 2021, Turkey registered its highest unemployment rate in April, when it reached 13.4% of the active population, while the lowest unemployment rate was reached in June with 10.6%.