Unemployment in Turkey rose to 13.5 percent in December, says statistics institute

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The Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) announced on Friday that unemployment rose  by 3.1 percent in December year-on-year, reaching 13.5 percent countrywide.

This percentage corresponds to 4.3 million unemployed in Turkey, an increase of more than 1 million people over the same period last year.

In December 2018, the unemployment rate among the 15-24 age group rose by 5.3 percent, reaching 24.5 percent.

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