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Turkey jobless at 12.7%, youth rate at 24%

dpa logodpa 15/03/2017

Turkey's unemployment rate hit 12.7 per cent in December, according to state agency Turkstat.

Turkey's unemployment rate hit 12.7 per cent in December, rising by 1.9 percentage points year-on-year, while youth unemployment stood at 24 per cent, state agency Turkstat reported.

In November, the jobless rate was at 12.1 per cent and was already the highest in seven years.

The number of 15-24 year olds who were neither employed nor in education was at 24.8 per cent.

The labour force participation rate came in at 51.6 per cent.

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