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Unemployment rate refuses to drop below 10%

Unemployment has remained at a double-digit rate for 14 years.

Even in the last 18 months of contraction, it has failed to drop below 10%, with experts pointing to a pool of 500,000 unemployed at the hard core of the phenomenon.

Its rate may have decreased last March to 10.2% from 10.8% in February, but it remained above the 10% barrier.

Unemployment rate ticks down to 8.8 percent

Türkiye's unemployment rate declined slightly from 8.9 percent in November to 8.8 percent in December 2023, the data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) have shown.

The number of jobless people fell by 12,000 from November to stand at 3 million in December.

The unemployment rate among men was 7.1 percent, while it was 12 percent among women, TÜİK said.

Nearly half of jobless are long-term unemployed

Registered unemployment totaled 1,039,752 in December, of which 501,089 (48.2%) were long-term unemployed, the Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA) said in a report on Friday. 

The number of men unemployed was 375,891 in December, while women totaled 663,861. 

The 30-44 age group recorded the largest number of unemployed (337,516, or 32.5% of the total). 

Türkiye's unemployment rate at lowest level since 2014

Türkiye's unemployment rate decreased to 9.5 percent in May, the lowest level since March 2014, with a 0.5 percentage decrease from April, according to official data.

The nation's unemployment rate fell by 193,000 people to 3.3 million in May on a monthly basis, official figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) showed yesterday.

Unemployment rate in Türkiye at 10.4 percent in 2022

The number of unemployed people aged 15-years-old and over decreased by 337,000 to 3.58 million in 2022 compared to the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on March 23.

The unemployment rate decreased by 1.6 percentage points to 10.4 percent, being estimated at 8.9 percent for men and 13.4 percent for women.

One in Ten Bulgarians between the ages of 18 and 24 has Dropped out of School Early

15.1% of young people between the ages of 15 and 29 do not study or work, according to the results of the NSI's monitoring of the labor force in Bulgaria in 2022.

One in ten between the ages of 18 and 24 has dropped out of the education system early, the data also show.

The relative share of persons with higher education from the population aged 25 - 34 is 33.8%.