ANKARA 

The unemployment rate in Turkey stood at 12.9% in May, the country’s statistical authority announced Monday.

The figure was up 0.1 percentage points from the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

May’s non-agricultural unemployment rate was 15.2% with 0.2 percentage point increase.

Meanwhile, employment rate fell 4.7 percentage points to 41.4%.

The number of employed people dropped by 2.4 million to 25.6 million in May on an annual basis.

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