3/16/2011

Turkey’s December unemployment rate down to 11.4 percent

Today’s Zaman - Turkey’s unemployment rate fell 2.1 points to 11.4 percent in December 2010 from 13.5 in the same month of the preceding year, providing a good indication of stable growth in the economy.

The number of jobless was down by 432,000 in December 2010 compared to the same month in 2009, said the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) on Tuesday.

The TurkStat figures show that Turkey’s labor force rose to 22.67 million in December 2010, an increase of 1.2 million over the same month of 2009.
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