Turkey takes tough stance to combat unemployment
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will make every effort to combat unemployment, the Turkish Employment Agency (Iskur) said on Friday.
According to the report, at present job fairs to be also held in 2014 are open in almost all cities of the country.
The report said 554,000 people were provided with jobs for the first 10 months of 2013 to reduce unemployment in the country.
Unemployment hit 9.8 per cent in Turkey in August. This figure exceeds the unemployment level in the country for the same month of 2012 by one per cent, the Turkish Statistics Institute's report said earlier.
According to the report, the number of unemployed in Turkey amounted to 2.455 million people in August 2012 while about 2.806 million people were registered in August 2013.
The report said that in total, unemployment in Turkey's non-agricultural sector amounts to 12.3 per cent while unemployment among the youth is 18.7 per cent.