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TEPAV: “The Number of Artisans Drops by 64,000 Year-on-Year” The number of artisans decreased to 1 million 849 thousand in Turkey.
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19/05/2014 - Viewed 1603 times

ANKARA- According to The TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin, the number of artisans decreased year-on-year by 3.4 percent (64 thousand people), down to 1 million 849 thousand.

In seasonally adjusted series, the number of artisans that reached the highest level in October 2012, continued its downward trend by January 2014. The number of artisans decreased by 118 thousand from October 2012, when measures to cool down the economy were taken, to January 2014.

The TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin reported that the number of artisans decreased year-on-year in 48 out of 81 provinces compared to the last year.

The sharpest decrease was in İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir. The number of artisans in İstanbul decreased by 31 thousand, down to 441 thousand; in Ankara by 8 thousand, down to 118 thousand; and in İzmir by 7 thousand, down to 108 thousand. In addition to these three largest cities, Mersin, Bursa, Hatay, Kayseri, Aydın, Eskişehir, Antalya, Denizli, Adana, Kocaeli, Giresun and Çanakkale are also in the list of provinces with the highest decrease.

During the mentioned period, the number of artisans increased in some provinces whereas it decreased in others. Samsun, Urfa, Sakarya, Sinop, Osmaniye and Uşak are among the provinces that experienced the highest increase in the number of artisans.

Provinces with the highest increase

Annual increase

January 2014

Provinces with the highest decrease

Annual decrease

January 2014

Samsun

1.507

28,249

İstanbul

-30.660

441,146

Urfa

1.462

25,751

Ankara

-7.477

117,511

Sakarya

804

24,406

İzmir

-6.579

108,441

Sinop

636

5,168

Mersin

-3.894

39,154

Osmaniye

630

10,357

Bursa

-3.022

73,336

Uşak

602

12,263

Hatay

-2.867

34,313

Batman

587

5,313

Kayseri

-1.568

28,585

Malatya

585

15,245

Aydın

-1.465

32,412

Tokat

533

12,986

Eskişehir

-1.371

14,652

Manisa

518

35,074

Antalya

-1.333

79,959

Yalova

433

7,091

Denizli

-1.297

33,273

Aksaray

413

9,891

Adana

-1.247

41,438

Kahramanmaraş

410

22,596

Kocaeli

-1.123

31,241

Van

380

10,915

Giresun

-1.072

7,935

Kütahya

347

12,630

Çanakkale

-1.013

15,273

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