Source: Gazete Duvar

According to a report published on April 5 by the main opposition party CHP, over 5 million people were left either temporarily or permanently unemployed amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Based on the report:

  • Some 144,690 workplaces were temporarily closed as part of the measures to curb the spread of the pandemic, resulting in a significant increase in the number of people unemployed.
  • Over 5 million more people were reportedly left either temporarily or permanently unemployed amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Turkey. Before the pandemic, official unemployment rate was quite high with 4,394,000.
  • The number is 500,000 for shopping mall employees, 259,000 for coffeehouse workers, 150,000 for canteen workers in schools, universities and dormitories, 360,000 for drivers and attendants at school service buses, 1,900,000 for employees of shutdown restaurants, diners and cafes, 500,000 for motorcycle couriers, 1,000,000 for house workers and 1,000,000 for street vendors.