Unemployment rate at 10.7% in February

The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 points to 10.7% in February, compared to the previous month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over dropped by 178,000 to 3.58 million in the same period.

The unemployment rate was 9.3% for men and 13.4% for women, TurkStat said.

TurkStat also added that the number of employed people was 30 million with an increase of 90,000, and the employment rate remained unchanged at 46.6%.

The labor force was almost at 33.6 million with an increase of 87,000, and the labor force participation rate stood at 52.2% with a 0.2-percentage-point decline.

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