Turkey’s unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage point to 11.5% in March, the country’s statistical authority said on Tuesday.
The number of unemployed people – aged 15 years old and over – increased by 153,000 to almost 3.9 million in March, compared to the previous month, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.
The unemployment rate was 10.3% for men and 13.9% for women, it added.
The number of employed people
TurkStat also said the number of employed people was 29.9 million with a decrease of 59,000, and the employment rate stood at 46.5% with a 0.2 percentage point decrease.
The labor force was at more than 33.8 million with an increase of 96,000, and the labor force participation rate stood at 52.6% with a 0.1 percentage point gain.
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