In Household Labour Force Survey, new regulations in order to ensure full compliance with the European Union have been started since the period of February 2014. According to these changes, the reference week of the survey and duration of unemployment in unemployment criteria have been changed, and also the new administrative division and new population projections were based on. Also in this news release, basic labour market indicators for the population of 15-64 age group are given in order to provide comparability with OECD and other international organizations.
Detailed information about the new changes in household labor force statistics can be accessed from the link “Explanation”
.Unemployment rate was realized as 10.2%
Number of unemployed persons has realized as 2 million 825 thousand persons in the period of February 2014 in Turkey. Unemployment rate realized as 10.2%. Unemployment rate realized as 9.6% for male and 11.5% for female. Non-agricultural unemployment rate was realized as 12.1%, youth unemployment rate including 15-24 age group was realized as 17% and unemployment rate for 15-64 age group was realized as 10.3%.Employment rate was realized as 44.1%
Number of employed persons (15 years and over) was realized as 24 million 999 thousand persons in the period of February 2014 and employment rate was realized as 44.1%. Employment rate realized as 63.3% for male and 25.4% for female.
Agricultural employment realized as 5 million 55 thousand persons and non-agricultural employment realized as 19 million 944 thousand persons in this period. Of those who were employed in Februray 2014; 20.2% was employed in agriculture, 21.4% was employed in industry, 7% was employed in construction and 51.3% was employed in services. Non-seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, February 2014
Labour force participation rate was realized as 49.1%
Labour force participation rate (LFPR) realized as 49.1% with 27 million 824 thousand persons in the period of February 2014 in Turkey. LFPR was realized as 70% for male and 28.7% for female.Public sector employment increased as 3.9%
According to data gathered by The Ministry of Finance, total public sector employment realized as 3 million 349 thousand persons with 3.9% percentage point increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of the previous year.The number of seasonally adjusted employed and unemployed increased
In the period of February 2014, the number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons increased by one thousand persons. Unemployment rate realized as 9.1% by 0.1 percentage point decrease.
Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 418 thousand persons and reached 25 million 811 thousand persons compared to the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate realized as 45.6% by 0.7 percentage point increase.
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate realized as 50.1% by 0.7 percentage point increase. The highest increase for employed persons by economic activity realized in agriculture sector with 135 thousand persons.Seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, Februray 2013-2014
Data for 2013 and the period of January 2014 reflects the results estimated by the model.The next release on this subject will be on June 16, 2014.
Results published in this press release includes 1st and 13th weeks period of 2014 including January, February and March 2014. 97861 persons were interviewed in this period.