Unemployment rate realized as 12.1%
The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 3 million 715 thousand persons with 590 thousand persons increased in the period of November 2016 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate was 12.1% with 1.6 percentage point increase. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate was 14.3% with 1.9 percentage point increase. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 22.6% with 3.5 percentage point increase, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 12,3% with 1.6 percentage point increase.
Employment rate realized as 45.8%
The number of employed persons realized as 27 million 67 thousand persons with 391 thousand persons increase in the period of November 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year. The employment rate occurred as 45.8% without any change.
The number of agricultural employment decreased by 101 thousand persons while the number of non-agricultural employment increased by 491 thousand persons in this period. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 18.7% was employed in agriculture, 19.6% was in industry, 7.4% was in construction and 54.2% was in services. Employment in agriculture decreased by 0.6 percentage point, industry decreased by 0.5 percentage point and construction decreased by 0.1 percentage point while services increased by 1.1 percentage point.
Labour force participation rate realized as 52.1%
The number of persons in the labour force amounted 30 million 781 thousand persons with 980 thousand persons increase in the period of November 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 52.1% with 0.9 percentage point increase. LFPR for male was 71.9% with 0.6 percentage point increase and the rate for female was 32.7% with 1.1 percentage point increase compared with the same period of the previous year.
Non-seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, November 2015, November 2016
The rate of unregistered employment realized as 33.3%
The ratio of persons working without any social security relating to the main job occurred 33.3% with 0.7 percentage point increase in the period of November 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year.
Public sector employment increased as 1.2%
According to data gathered by The Ministry of Finance, total public sector employment realized as 3 million 562 thousand persons with 1.2% percentage point increase in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year.
Seasonally adjusted employed and unemployed increased
Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 70 thousand persons and occured 27 million 368 thousand persons compared with the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate occurred 46.3% without any change.
The number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons occured as 3 million 665 thousand persons with 55 thousand persons increase in the period of November 2016 compared with the previous period. The unemployment rate was 11.8% with 0.1 percentage point increase.
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 52.5% with 0.1 percentage point increase compared with the previous period. According to the number of employment by sector, employment in agriculture increased by 5 thousand persons, industry increased by 34 thousand persons, construction increased by 9 thousand persons and services increased by 21 thousand persons.
Seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, November 2015 - November 2016
The next release on this subject will be on March 15, 2017.
In the period of November 2016, results published in this press release includes 40th
weeks period of including October, November and December 2016.