399 thousand new jobs in December

399 thousand new jobs in December


The unemployment rate in Turkey decreased by 0.1 point compared to the previous month, reaching 8.8 percent in December 2023. During this period, the number of unemployed people was determined as 3 million 98 thousand people. Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) announced the workforce statistics for December 2023. Accordingly, the number of unemployed people in the 15 and over age group across Turkey decreased by 12 thousand people compared to the previous month in December 2023, reaching 3 million 98 thousand people. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 point compared to the previous month and reached 8.8 percent. The unemployment rate decreased by 1.5 points compared to the same month of the previous year. In December, the unemployment rate among the young population, covering the 15-24 age group, was 15.5 percent, with a decrease of 0.8 points compared to the previous month.

The number of people employed in Turkey increased by 399 thousand people on a monthly basis in December 2023, reaching 32 million 56 thousand, and the employment rate increased by 0.6 points to 48.8 percent. This rate was calculated as 66.1 percent for men and 31.9 percent for women. According to year-end figures, unemployment figures have been decreasing for four years.

Evaluating the figures, Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz said, “December 2023 employment exceeded 32 million people, reaching the highest level ever. In the light of these data, it is certain that the unemployment rate in 2023 will be in single digits, below the 10.1 percent we envisaged in the Medium Term Program.” “We will continue to fight unemployment with determination,” he said.



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