Unemployment rate realized as 10.6%
The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over decreased by 104 thousand to 3 million 419 thousand persons in the period of September 2017 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate occurred as 10.6% with 0.7 percentage point decrease. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate occurred as 12.8% with 0.9 percentage point decrease. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 20% with 0.1 percentage point increase, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 10.8% with 0.8 percentage point decrease.
Employment rate realized as 47.9%
The number of employed persons rose by 1 million 233 thousand to 28 million 797 thousand persons in the period of September 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. The employment rate occurred as 47.9% with 1.1 percentage point increase.
The number of agricultural employment increased by 197 thousand persons and the number of non-agricultural employment increased by 1 million 36 thousand persons in this period. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 20.3% was employed in agriculture, 18.8% was in industry, 7.7% was in construction and 53.1% was in services. Employment in agriculture decreased by 0.2 percentage point, industry decreased by 0.3 percentage point while services increased by 0.4 percentage point and construction occurred without any change.
Labour force participation rate realized as 53.6%
The number of persons in the labour force realized 32 million 215 thousand persons with 1 million 128 thousand persons increase in the period of September 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 53.6% with 0.8 percentage point increase. LFPR for male was 73.1% with 0.6 percentage point increase and the rate for female was 34.5% with 1 percentage point increase compared with the same period of the previous year.
Non-seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, September 2016, September 2017
The rate of unregistered employment realized as 34.8%
The ratio of persons working without any social security relating to the main job occurred 34.8% with 0.2 percentage point increase in the period of September 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year. In the non-agricultural sector, the rate of unregistered employment was 22% without any change compared to the same period of the previous year.
Seasonally adjusted employed increased and unemployed decreased
Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 137 thousand persons and occured 28 million 488 thousand persons compared with the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate occurred 47.4% with 0.1 percentage point increase.
The number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons decreased by 10 thousand to 3 million 410 thousand persons in the period of September 2017 compared with the previous period. The unemployment rate was 10.7% with 0.1 percentage point decrease.
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 53.1% with 0.1 percentage point increase compared with the previous period. According to the number of employment by sector, employment in agriculture increased by 68 thousand persons and services increased by 107 thousand persons while industry decreased by 16 thousand persons and construction decreased by 22 thousand persons.
Seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, September 2016 - September 2017
The next release on this subject will be on January 15, 2018.
In the period of September 2017, results published in this press release includes 31st
weeks period including August, September and October 2017.