Figures given by the State Planning Department figures show that the number of unemployed in the TRNC is over 12,000. This is the equivalent of 7-8% of the adult population in the north.
According to the figures, unemployment of people between the ages of 18-35 has reached to 10% and is considered a serious problem.
In statements on the issue, Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Ersan Saner said that the unemployment rate is not very high if compared to the total population number of the TRNC.
Saner added that unemployment has become widespread mainly in the real estate, agriculture and tourism sectors.