Research Brief

Impact of the Second Wave COVID Measures on Employment in Turkey

"The feared COVID-19 second wave, which was associated to large increases in cases in most European countries, also came to Turkey in Autumn 2020.

As a result, the government of Turkey announced on 30 November 2020 several measures aimed at restricting mobility and lowering the transmission of the disease. This research brief assesses the impact of these measures on the December Turkish labour market.

This brief also analyses the evolution of the crisis for young people, women, and informal workers and questions the suitability of the official unemployment rate as an indicator to measure the health of the labour market."