Unemployment rate realized as 10.1%
The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over decreased by 432 thousand to 3 million 210 thousand persons in the period of March 2018 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate occurred as 10.1% with 1.6 percentage point decrease. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate occurred as 11.9% with 1.8 percentage point decrease. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 17.7% with 3.7 percentage point decrease, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 10.3% with 1.7 percentage point decrease.
Employment rate realized as 47.1%
The number of employed persons rose by 1 million 10 thousand to 28 million 499 thousand persons in the period of March 2018 compared with the same period of the previous year. The employment rate occurred as 47.1% with 1 percentage point increase.
The number of agricultural employment decreased by 27 thousand persons and the number of non-agricultural employment increased by 1 million 38 thousand persons in this period. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 17.7% was employed in agriculture, 19.7% was in industry, 7.3% was in construction and 55.3% was in services. Employment in agriculture decreased by 0.8 percentage point while industry increased by 0.3 percentage point, services increased by 0.5 percentage point. Construction realized without any change compared with the same period of the previous year.
Labour force participation rate realized as 52.4%
The number of persons in the labour force realized 31 million 709 thousand persons with 578 thousand persons increase in the period of March 2018 compared with the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 52.4% with 0.2 percentage point increase. LFPR for male was 71.8% with 0.1 percentage point decrease and the rate for female was 33.4% with 0.5 percentage point increase compared with the same period of the previous year.
Non-seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, March 2017, March 2018
The rate of unregistered employment realized as 32.4%
The ratio of persons working without any social security relating to the main job occurred 32.4% with 0.7 percentage point decrease in the period of March 2018 compared with the same period of the previous year. In the non-agricultural sector, the rate of unregistered employment realized as 21.9% with 0.1 percentage point decrease compared to the same period of the previous year.
Seasonally adjusted employed decreased and unemployed increased
Seasonally adjusted employed persons decreased by 59 thousand persons and occured 28 million 877 thousand persons compared with the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate occurred 47.8% with 0.1 percentage point decrease.
The number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons increased by 22 thousand to 3 million 174 thousand persons in the period of March 2018 compared with the previous period. The unemployment rate was 9.9% with 0.1 percentage point increase.
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 53% with 0.1 percentage point decrease compared with the previous period. According to the number of employment by sector, employment in agriculture decreased by 55 thousand persons, industry decreased by 9 thousand persons and construction decreased by 44 thousand persons while services increased by 48 thousand persons.
Seasonally adjusted main labour force indicators, March 2017 - March 2018
The next release on this subject will be on July 16, 2018.
In the period of March 2018, results published in this press release includes 5th
weeks period including including February, March and April 2018.