Turkey unemployment rate at 10.5 percent in February

The figure marked a 0.1 point rise from a year earlier.

Turkey unemployment rate at 10.5 percent in February

Turkey's unemployment rate was up by 0.1 percent in February to reach 10.5 percent, the country's statistics authority said Wednesday.

TurkStat said non-agricultural unemployment was 12.9 percent with a 0.2 percentage points increase, and youth unemployment was 20.4 percent with a 2.1 percentage points increase in February over the same period from a year earlier.

It said the jobless number soared by 163,000 to reach to 2,884 thousand, registering a 5.9 percent increase.

Also the number of the employed was up by 1,208 thousand to reach 24.5 million.

Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 49.6 percent with a 1.7 percentage point rise from a year earlier.

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