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Unemployment in Turkey at 13.9% in April

Anadolu Agency TURKEY
Published June 10,2021

Turkey's unemployment rate was 13.9% in April, climbing 0.9 percentage points from the previous month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on Thursday.

The number of unemployed age 15 and over increased 275,000 month-on-month to 4.5 million in April, TurkStat said in a statement.

The employment rate slipped 0.4 percentage points to 44.2%, or 28.1 million people during the same period.

The labor force participation rate stood at 51.3% this April, a rise of 0.1 percentage points from March.

Some 32.6 million people made up the labor force, with an 83,000-person increase in April 2021 compared to the previous month, it said.