According to the data of the Turkish Statistical Institute, the unemployment rate for people aged 15 and over in the country in 2022 was 10.4 percent. This rate was estimated as 8.9 percent for men and 13.4 percent for women. In the same period, while the employment rate in the country was 47.5 percent, this rate was calculated as 65 percent for men and 30.4 percent for women.
It has been observed that the female employment rate has increased over the years due to the incentive mechanisms developed and the measures taken. The female employment rate, which was 19.4 percent in 2005 when the series was announced, increased to 29.4 percent in 2018. The female employment rate, which fell to 26.2 percent, the lowest level of the last 6 years, in 2020, when the Kovid-19 epidemic, which affected the whole world began, increased again to 28 percent in 2021. The female employment rate, which rose to 30.4 percent in 2022, reached an all-time high.
Women’s employment reached the limit of 10 million
While the number of women employed in Turkey was 4 million 773 thousand in 2005, it increased to 8 million in 2015 and 8 million 925 thousand in 2019. This number, which decreased to 8 million 299 thousand in 2020, increased rapidly in the following years, reaching 9 million in 2021 and 9 million 935 thousand in 2022. Thus, the number of women employed in the country doubled in the 2005-2022 period.
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