According to a report prepared by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) entitled “The Youth Report: Unemployed, Hopeless, and Futureless" concerning the employment of the young population in Turkey, the number of unemployed university graduates rose from 97,545 to 1,340,000.
6 million young people are neither working nor studying in Turkey.
According to the report, 26 out of every 100 university graduates in Turkey are unemployed. This rate is increasing incrementally as the population and the number of university graduates are increasing and job opportunities are shrinking.
According to data from Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), the number of unemployed university graduates rose from 97,545 to 1,340,000. The number of unemployed university graduates has increased by over 10 times in the last 15 years. In the same period, the rate of unemployed high school graduates has decreased from 47 percent to 25 percent. These figures reveal the fact that university education postpones unemployment.
In 2002, 7.5 million people were working in agriculture while it fell to 4.9 million in 2018. The average age of agricultural workers in Turkey increased to 50.
5.5 million are students, 6 million are working actively, 2.5 million are both working and studying, and 6 million are neither working nor studying out of 20 million people between the ages of 15-29.
In comparison with education statistics of 53 countries, Turkey ranks sixth in school absenteeism.
Surveys conducted with young people between the ages of 8 and 34 reveals that between 70% and 90% of them respond yes to the question of whether they would like to live abroad.