Turkey’s unemployment stood at 13.4% in October 2019, said the country’s statistical authority on Friday.

The October figure showed an annual rise of 1.8 percentage points, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

“The number of unemployed persons aged 15+ increased by 608,000 to 4.39 million persons in the period of October 2019 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year,” it noted.

Non-agricultural unemployment rate stood at 15.7%, showing a 2.1 percentage point rise year-on-year.

The unemployment rate for young people aged 15-24 surged 3 percentage points to 25.3% during the same period.

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