The annual unemployment rate in Turkey hit 10.8 percent with a 0.1 percent year-on-year increase, the country’s statistical authority stated on Oct. 15.
The unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in the previous month.
“The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over increased by 88,000 to 3,531 million persons in the period of July 2018 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate occurred as 10.8 percent with 0.1 percentage point increase. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate occurred as 12.9 percent with 0.1 percentage point decrease,” Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.