Unemployment rate at 11.4% in January

The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 11.4% in January, as compared to December 2021, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over rose by 21,000 to 3.8 million month-over-month in January.

The unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 46.5% or 29.9 million, in the same period.

The labor force participation rate stood at 52.6%, dropping by 0.1 percentage points from December 2021.

Some 33.76 million people made up the labor force in January, a decrease of 22,000 workers as compared to the previous month.

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