Youth unemployment

Unemployment rate at 12.9 percent in November 2020

Turkey's unemployment rate was 12.9 percent with a 0.4-percentage-point decrease year on year in November 2020, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Feb. 10.

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over decreased 303,000 to 4 million as of November 2020 compared to the same month of 2019, according to the institute.

Unemployment rate down in Sept

Turkey's unemployment rate was 12.7% in September, showing a decrease of 1.1 percentage points year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced on Dec. 10. 

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over decreased by 550,000 to just over 4 million as of September compared to the same month last year, according to the institute.

Unemployment slips to 13.2 pct in March

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped to 13.2% in March, down 0.9 percentage point compared to the same month last year, the country's statistical authority announced on June 10.

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said the number of unemployed persons age 15 and over slipped 573,000 year-on-year to 3.97 million in the month.

Turkey’s youth population declined, but still youngest country in Europe

Youth aged between 15 and 24 make up 15.6 percent of the 82 million people living in Turkey, the youngest country in Europe, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on May 15. 
There are 12.95 million people aged 15-24 in the country, TÜİK said.    
The ratio of young men to young women is 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent.    

Eurostat: Euro Area Unemployment at 7.4%

In March 2020, the month when COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4%, up from 7.3% in February 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 6.6% in March 2020, up from 6.5% in February 2020. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Unemployment rate at 13.7 pct in 2019

Turkey's unemployment rate stood at 13.7 percent in 2019, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on March 20.

The figure marked a 2.7 percent rise compared to the previous year.

According to TÜİK, the number of unemployed aged 15 and over in Turkey reached 4.4 million last year - a rise of 932,000 compared to 2018.

Unemployment Rate Down by 0.6 Percentage Points in Q4 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019 there were 138.5 thousand unemployed persons, of whom 80.6 thousand (58.2%) men and 57.9 thousand (41.8%) women. The unemployment rate was 4.1%, 4.4% and 3.8% for men and women respectively. In comparison with the fourth quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate went down by 0.6 percentage points, registering the same decrease for men and women.

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