The unemployment rate in Turkey rose 0.4 percentage points in 2015 at 10.3 percent, hitting double digits for the first time since 2010, according to the data released by TurkStat.
The number of unemployed persons rose to 3.057 million in 2015, an increase of 204,000 from the previous year, the statement said.
The unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in 2014 with 2.853 million people seeking jobs, up from 9.7 percent in 2013. Turkish unemployment was at 11.9 percent in 2010, after the global financial crisis, which cost hundreds of thousands jobs, which fell to 9.8 percent in 2011 and to 9.2 percent in 2012.
The unemployment rate for men in 2015 was 9.2 percent, while it was 12.6 percent for women, up from 11.9 percent in 2014. Youth unemployment also saw a rise in 2015, to 18.5 percent from 17.9 percent a year earlier.