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Turkey's unemployment rate rises to 14% in August

17-11-2019 | admin

Turkey's unemployment rate rose by 2.9 percent in August, compared with the same period last year, at 14 percent in the month.

The number of unemployed increased by 980,000 in August, bringing the total number of unemployed to 4,650,000, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Statistics Authority on Friday.

The unemployment rate for the 15-24 age group increased by 6.6 percent, up from 27.4 percent in August, he said.

The unemployment rate for the 15-64 age group rose 2.9 percent, to 14.3 percent, the authority said in a statement.