İpekyolu Development Agency consists of Gaziantep, Adıyaman and Kilis provinces. Between the years 2014-2017, Although the labor force participation rate in the region show a significant increase during this period, region remained below the average of Turkey. The highest labor force participation rate in the region was 50.5% in 2017.
The region’s employment rate between the years 2014-2017, showing a trend in the range of 38-39% and remained below the average of Turkey. The highest employment rate in the region was 39,8% in 2017 and the lowest in 2016 was 38,7%.
When the region’s unemployment is examined, it is seen that the region has an overall unemployment rate above the average of Turkey.The unemployment rate was the highest year is 2017 and rose to 15.1%.
The unemployment rate of TRC1 region was 12.8% in 2018.