|16 September, 2019

Turkey's unemployment rate rises to 13.0% in May-July

Non-agricultural unemployment rate rose to 15.3% from 15% a month earlier

ISTANBUL - Turkey's unemployment rate rose to 13.0% in the May-July period, from 12.8% a month earlier, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday.

The non-agricultural unemployment rate rose to 15.3% from 15% a month earlier, the data showed.

The unemployment rate had surged to 14.7% in the December-February period, its highest level in a decade. In the May-July period last year, unemployment stood at 10.2%.

(Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ezgi Erkoyun) ((daren.butler@tr.com; +90-212-350 7053; Reuters Messaging: daren.butler.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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