Turkey’s jobless rate down to 10.8 percent

Turkey’s jobless rate dropped to 10.8 percent to 2,816,000 year-on-year in March 2011.

Turkey’s statistics authority, TurkStat, made public the results of a household labour force survey for March.

The authority said Turkey’s jobless rate decreased 2.9 points to 10.8 percent in March compared to the same month of 2010. The jobless rate was 13.7 percent in March 2010.

TurkStat also announced that the unemployed population in the country dropped to 2,816,000 in March, as the number of the employed rose to 23,286,000.

The institution said the non-agricultural jobless rate was 13.4 percent while youth unemployment stood at 19.3 percent.

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