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Number of unemployed in Turkey reaches record high with 4.4 million

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The number of unemployed reached an all-time high in June of 4,417,814, according to Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) data released on Thursday, the Diken news website reported.

The report indicated that in June 2018 the number was 2,621,565.

A total of 50.5 percent of the unemployed are males, with 35.9 percent aged between 15 and 24.

The data also showed that unemployment increased by 8.1 percent from May to June.

The latest unemployment figure released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) stood at 14.1 percent.

TurkStat stated that the country’s youth unemployment for the February-March-April period was 25.2 percent.

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