Unemployment rate realized as 10.5%
The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over increased by 463 thousand to 3 million 287 thousand persons in the period of April 2017 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate was 10.5% with 1.2 percentage point increase. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate was 12.4% with 1.4 percentage point increase. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 19.8% with 3.8 percentage point increase, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 10.7% with 1.2 percentage point increase.
Employment rate realized as 47.2%
The number of employed persons rose by 519 thousand to 28 million 157 thousand persons in the period of April 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. The employment rate occurred unchanged as 47.2%.
The number of agricultural employment decreased by 32 thousand persons and the number of non-agricultural employment increased by 550 thousand persons in this period. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 18.9% was employed in agriculture, 19.1% was in industry, 7.8% was in construction and 54.3% was in services. Employment in agriculture decreased by 0.5 percentage point and industry decreased by 0.4 percentage point while construction increased by 0.3 percentage point and services increased by 0.7 percentage point.
Labour force participation rate realized as 52.7%
The number of persons in the labour force amounted 31 million 444 thousand persons with 982 thousand persons increase in the period of April 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 52.7% with 0.7 percentage point increase. LFPR for male was 72.3% with 0.4 percentage point increase and the rate for female was 33.4% with 0.8 percentage point increase compared with the same period of the previous year.
Non-seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, April 2016, April 2017
The rate of unregistered employment realized as 33.9%
The ratio of persons working without any social security relating to the main job occurred 33.9% with 0.4 percentage point increase in the period of April 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. In the non-agricultural sector, the rate of unregistered employment was 22.5% with an increase of 0.6 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year.
Seasonally adjusted employed increased and unemployed decreased
Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 81 thousand persons and occured 27 million 885 thousand persons compared with the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate occurred 46.7% with 0.1 percentage point increase.
The number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons decreased by 60 thousand to 3 million 550 thousand persons in the period of April 2017 compared with the previous period. The unemployment rate was 11.3% with 0.2 percentage point decrease.
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 52.6% with 0.1 percentage point decrease compared with the previous period. According to the number of employment by sector, employment in agriculture decreased by 39 thousand persons while industry increased by 26 thousand persons, construction increased by 17 thousand persons and services increased by 76 thousand persons.
Seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, April 2016 - April 2017
The next release on this subject will be on August 15, 2017.
In the period of April 2017, results published in this press release includes 10th
weeks period including March, April and May 2017.