Turkey's unemployment rate falls to 12.8% in April-June -stats institute

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Turkey's unemployment rate declined to 12.8% in the April-June period, from 13% a month earlier, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Thursday.

ISTANBUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Turkey's unemployment rate declined to 12.8% in the April-June period, from 13% a month earlier, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Thursday.

The non-agricultural unemployment rate was unchanged from a month earlier at 15%, the data showed.

The unemployment rate had surged to 14.7% in the December-February period, its highest level in a decade. In the April-June period last year, unemployment stood at 9.7%.

(Reporting by Birsen Altayli Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen Editing by Daren Butler)

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