Income distribution

Majority of Syrians in Turkey employed in unregistered work for lower wages: Survey

The vast majority of Syrians in Turkey are employed in unregistered work for significantly lower wages compared to their Turkish counterparts, a new survey has shown.

According to a survey by the United Metalworkers Union with 604 Syrian and Turkish textile workers, Syrians work for wages that are 25 percent lower on average than Turkish employees.

Over 100,000 new jobs created thanks to Turkish gov't campaign to boost employment: Sources

Some 103,000 new jobs were created in Turkey between Feb. 1 and 20 after the government started a campaign to boost employment, according to sources from the Labor and Social Security Ministry. 

This figure is expected to hit 150,000 by the end of the month, sources told daily Hürriyet on Feb. 23.