Turkey: Official rate of unemployment hits 10%
Turkey's rate of unemployment amounted to 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 (October, November, December). The State Institute of Statistics (DIE) has announced the total employment was estimated at 21.8 million people, and the employment rate was estimated as 43.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004.
According to TurkishPress website, the total unemployment was estimated as 2.4 million people, and the rate of unemployment became 10 percent for the same period.
According to the results of the Household Labor Force Survey, total labor force participation rate was 48.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004.