Turkish construction workforce shrinks - report

The number of people working in Turkey’s construction industry declined 9.2 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, Hurriyet newspaper said citing data from the government statistics agency.

Employment also fell 5.7 percent compared with the third quarter of last year, figures published by the agency in Ankara showed, according to Hurriyet.

Pay in the industry increased an average of 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago. The inflation rate in Turkey exceeded 10 percent for most of last year.