Türkiye’s unemployment rate stable at 10% in March



Türkiye’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10% in March compared to the previous month, according to official data released on Wednesday.

The number of jobless increased 4,000 from a month ago to 3.5 million as of March, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

The unemployment rate was at 8.1% for men and 13.8% for women.

The youth unemployment rate – age between 15 and 24 – was 20.7% during the same period, a rise of 0.8 percentage points. This was 15.2% for men and 28.9% for women. The labor force participation rate reached 53.6% in March. The employment rate was 48.2%, or 37 million people, as of March.—APP