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The Research Center of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DÄ°SK-AR) released a report shortly after the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), producing official statistics on Turkey, shared its “Statistics on the workforce “for September 2021.
DÄ°SK-AR report draws attention to the difference between TurkStat data and Employment Agency (Ä°ÅKUR) data.
As recalled by DÄ°SK-AR, according to statistics shared by TurkStat yesterday (November 10), the unemployment rate was 11.5% with a decrease of 0.3 point while the unemployment rate at large , or “inactive labor”, increased by 0.2. peaked at 21.9% in September.
The number of unemployed in Turkey fell from 70,000 in one month to 3.79 million in September, as DÄ°SK-AR referred more to figures from TurkStat. As for the number of unemployed in the broad sense, it was announced at 3 million 794 thousand people by TurkStat.
Commenting on these figures, the DÄ°SK-AR says:
There is a gap between the number of unemployed TurkStat and Ä°ÅKUR. One of the most important criteria TurkStat uses to consider people as unemployed is that people use one of the active job search channels. Ä°ÅKUR is the most frequently used channel for job search. However, as the number of unemployed registered with Ä°ÅKUR has increased, TurkStat reported that the number of unemployed has decreased.
Elaborating further on this gap, the Research Center notes: âAccording to Ä°ÅKUR, the number of registered unemployed increased by 219,000 in September 2021 in one year; however, TurkStat data indicates that it has declined by 160,000 people. The annual difference between TurkStat data and Ä°ÅKUR data is 379 thousand.
âÄ°ÅKUR’s data is based on records while TurkStat’s data is based on survey. However, the fact that there is such a huge gap between the two data sets poses a serious reliability problem. “
Female unemployment nearly 30%
The DÄ°SK-AR report also addresses female unemployment in Turkey. âConsidering the unemployment rates based on gender, female unemployment is the highest of all types of unemployment,â DÄ°SK-AR points out: âThe narrow, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 10% for men. while this rate is 14.6% among women. “
Fearing that the general unemployment rate is 17.8% for men while it is 29.7% for women, the DÄ°SK-AR points out that the gap between the two rates is 11.9% . (HA / SD)
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