Turkey Unemployment Rate Stable at 9.1% in October


Number of unemployed persons increased by 87 thousand persons in the period of October 2012 and has reached to 2 million 541 thousand persons in Turkey. Unemployment rate realized as 9,1% without any change. Non-agricultural unemployment rate was realized as 11,4% with 0,2 percentage points decrease and Youth unemployment rate was realized as 18,1% with 0,7 percentage points increase.

Number of employed persons increased by 1 million 23 thousand persons compared to the same period of the previous year and has reached to 25 million 509 thousand persons in the period of October 2012. Agricultural employment increased by 30 thousand persons and non-agricultural employment increased by 993 thousand persons in this period. 

Of those who were employed in October 2012; 24,8% was employed in agriculture, 18,6% was employed in industry, 7,4% was employed in construction and 49,3% was employed in services. Employment in construction increased by 0,2 percentage point and services increased by 1,3 percentage point while that of agriculture decreased by 0,9 percentage point and industry decreased by 0,4 percentage.
 
Labour force participation rate (LFPR) realized as 51% with 1 percentage points increase compared to the same period of the previous year for Turkey in October 2012 period. LFPR was realized as 71,9% with 0,2 percentage points increase for male compared to the same period of the previous year and realized as 30,7% with 1,7 percentage points increase for female.

Turkstat | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
1/15/2013 9:13:11 AM