According to the labor force statistics of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) in June, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 points compared to the previous month and became 10.3 percent.
CHP Deputy Chairman and Malatya Deputy Veli Ağbaba made a statement about the unemployment data of TÜİK.
Ağbaba said, “According to the unemployment data, TÜİK was caught by İŞKUR again. The number of unemployed people registered with İŞKUR exceeded the official number of unemployed by TÜİK in June with a margin of 27 thousand.” said.
Ağbaba stated the following in his assessment:
“According to TURKSTAT, the number of registered unemployed persons decreased by 136 thousand in June compared to the previous month and became 3 million 541 thousand persons. According to İŞKUR, the number of registered unemployed in the same period increased by 31 thousand in one month and reached 3 million 568 thousand. In other words, the number of unemployed in June of İŞKUR, which announced the data registered to it, exceeded the official number of unemployed of TÜİK, which announced the data based on the survey. The novice wizardry of TUIK has given itself away this month, too. In addition, according to TUIK data, the broadly defined number of unemployed was announced as 20.4 percent in June. There is a two-fold difference between the broadly defined unemployment rate and the narrowly defined unemployment rate.
“The difference of half a million has no other explanation”
According to TUIK data, the increase in the number of unemployed in the last year is limited to 30 thousand people. The official number of unemployed, which was 3 million 511 thousand in June 2021, seems to have increased to 2 million 541 thousand in June 2022. However, the increase in the annual number of unemployed in İŞKUR data is the opposite. While the number of unemployed people registered with İŞKUR in June 2021 was 2 million 950 thousand, the number of registered unemployed increased to 3 million 568 thousand people in June 2022. According to İŞKUR data, the increase in the number of registered unemployed in the last year is 616 thousand. This means that TÜİK employs those who apply to İŞKUR. There is no other explanation for the difference of half a million.”