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Southeast Anatolia the Top Region in Employment Growth TEPAV declares that employment growth in Southeast Anatolia was 9.7 percent in the past year and 85.7 percent in the past five years
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12/08/2014 - Viewed 1505 times

ANKARA- TEPAV declares that Southeast Anatolia had the highest employment growth rate in Turkey, with 9.7 percent in the past year and 8.57 percent in the past five years.


The twenty-eighth issue of the TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin reports that insured employment in Turkey increased by 5.6 percent in the past 12 months and by 51 percent in the past five years. The top region in employment growth was Southeast Anatolia, followed by Mediterranean with 7.2 percent, Central Anatolia with 7.1 percent, Central Eastern Anatolia with 6.3 percent, East Marmara with 5.9 percent, and East Marmara with 5.8 percent.

Below the average were Aegean (3 percent), East Black Sea (5.1 percent), Istanbul (5.1 percent), West Anatolia (4.3 percent) and West Black Sea (2.8 percent) regions. As of March, Northeast Anatolia was the only region where employment decreased year-on-year, with a decline of 0.1 percent. The five-year cumulative employment growth in the region was 52 percent.

Istanbul has the biggest share in employment

Istanbul ranked first concerning the share in every 100 new jobs in the past year. Twenty-seven out of every 100 new jobs were in Istanbul, followed by the Mediterranean with 14 and East Marmara and Aegean regions with 13 new jobs each. Northeast Anatolia, West Black Sea, East Black Sea and Central Eastern Anatolia regions had remarkably low shares of new jobs.


The regions are defined by the NUTS (Nomeclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) classification aimed at socioeconomic analysis to reduce regional disparities in development and produce data comparable with the European Union. The NUTS classification was put into effect with the Council of Ministers decree No 2002/4720 dated 28/08/2002. Third digit NUTS1 classification identifies 12 NUTS1 regions.

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1-    Regions denoted with green in the second and third column performed above the Turkey average.

2-   Regions denoted with green in the second and third column performed below the Turkey average.


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