Ministry of Labor Announces the Results of the Minimum Wage Determination Survey

Ministry of Labor
Ministry of Labor Announces the Results of the Minimum Wage Determination Survey

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security shared the results of the research it started to determine the expectations of workers, employers and the public within the scope of the minimum wage determination studies that will be valid in 2023. The common expectation of the public, consisting of citizens from various professions who are not workers or employers, for the minimum wage for 2023 was 7 thousand 845 TL.

Within the scope of the research carried out by an academic staff throughout Turkey, initiated by the Ministry within the scope of the minimum wage determination studies that will be valid in 2023, both workers and employers were reached. In the study conducted across Turkey, 50 percent of the participants were women and 50 percent were men. 18,1 percent of the participants had primary school or below, 18,1 percent had secondary school/primary education, 37,3 percent had high school or equivalent, and 26,5 percent had higher education or higher education, 33,8 percent of them were in the private sector. works as a worker.

17,4 percent are housewives, 16,1 percent are retired, 7,9 percent are students, 6,7 percent are working in small and medium-sized enterprises, 3,8 percent are working as workers in the public sector, 3,7 percent are civil servants, 3,2 percent are unemployed, 2 percent are working in professions that require expertise, 1,9 percent are engaged in farming / animal husbandry, 1,8 percent are senior managers, Within the scope of the research, 1,7 of which were answered by the participants working in other professions, enterprises that reflect the weighted ratios of the Turkish production structure in various sectors were visited and interviews were held with the owners and professional managers of the enterprises.

Table: Participant Profile

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Asked in the research, 'Do you think the minimum wage hike in July was sufficient for that time?' On the question, 60 percent of the participants answered that it is not enough, 30 percent is sufficient, and 10 percent is neither sufficient nor insufficient.

Minimum Wage Expectation of Employers 7 Thousand TL

Table: Expectations of Participants

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When the public consisting of workers, employers and citizens from different professions was asked about the minimum wage expectation for 2023, the minimum wage expectation of the workers was 7 thousand 500 TL, while the minimum wage expectation of the employers was 7 thousand TL. The common expectation of the public, consisting of citizens from various professions who are not workers or employers, was 7 thousand 845 TL. The expectation of the workers, who stated that they work for the minimum wage, from the minimum wage was calculated as 7 thousand 630 TL on average.

Table: Minimum Wage and Unemployment

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'Will the unemployment rate increase with the increase in the minimum wage?' In the survey where the question was asked, 55 percent of the participants answered that increasing the minimum wage would increase unemployment, while 45 percent answered that it would not. 68,8 percent of employers think that increasing the minimum wage will also increase the unemployment rate.

Table: Current Salary Levels of Participants

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When the participants were asked about their personal monthly income; 26,8 percent minimum wage, 15,8 percent 5 thousand 500 TL and below, 24,8 percent between 5 thousand 501-8 thousand TL, 17,6 percent 8 thousand 1-10 thousand TL Between 11,1 and 10 percent of the respondents stated that they have a monthly income of between 1 thousand 15 and 3,9 thousand TL and 15 percent of them have a monthly income of 1 thousand XNUMX TL or more.

Table: Monitoring Level of Minimum Wage Discussions

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Asked within the scope of the research, 'Do you follow the explanations about the minimum wage?' On the question, 80,4 percent of the workers replied that they followed the explanations, and 19,6 percent did not. On the other hand, 81,9 percent of the employers replied that they followed the explanations and 18,1 percent did not. Citizens who form the public opinion, who are neither workers nor employers, stated that 79,5 percent of them followed the explanations about the minimum wage, and 20,5 percent did not. In the process of determining the minimum wage in 2022, the Ministry conducted a minimum wage research conducted by academic staff throughout Turkey.

In the process of determining the minimum wage in 2022, the Ministry conducted a minimum wage research conducted by academic staff throughout Turkey.

Günceleme: 08/12/2022 14:59

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