Unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percentage point to 10.9% in the period of February 2016

Unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percentage point to 10.9% in the period of February 2016

Unemployment rate realized as 10.9%...
 
Number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over has realized as 3 million 224 thousand persons with 2 thousand persons decreased in the period of February 2016 in Turkey compared to the same period of the previous year. Unemployment rate realized as 10.9% with 0.3 percentage point decrease. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate realized as 12.7% with 0.5 percentage point decrease. While youth unemployment rate including 15-24 age group realized as 18.6% with 1.4 percentage point decrease, unemployment rate for 15-64 age group occured as 11.1% with 0.3 percentage point decrease.
 
Employment rate realized as 45.3%...
 
Number of employed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 26 million 456 thousand persons with 880 thousand persons increase in the period of February 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year. Employment rate occured as 45.3% with 0.9 percentage point increase.
 
Agricultural employment increased as 93 thousand persons and non-agricultural employment increased as 786 thousand persons in this period. Of those who were employed in this period; 18.4% was employed in agriculture, 19.9% was employed in industry, 6.7% was employed in construction and 55% was employed in services. Employment in services increased by 1 percentage point and construction increased by 0.3 percentage point while that of agriculture decreased by 0.3 percentage point, industry decreased by 1 percentage point. 
 
Labour force participation rate realized as 50.8%...
 
Labour force realized as 29 million 680 thousand persons with 877 thousand persons increase in the period of February 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) realized as 50.8% with 0.7 percentage point increase. LFPR was realized as 70.9% with 0.3 percentage point increase for male and realized as 31.1% with 1.1 percentage point increase for female compared to the same period of the previous year.
 
The rate of unregistered employment realized as 32.1%...
 
The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job realized as 32.1% with 0.4 percentage point increase in the period of February 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year.
 
Public sector employment increased as 5.4%...
 
According to data gathered by The Ministry of Finance, total public sector employment realized as 3 million 604 thousand persons with 5.4% percentage point increase in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year.
 
Seasonally adjusted employed increased, unemployed decreased...
 
Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 45 thousand persons and reached 27 million 118 thousand persons compared to the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate realized as 46.4% without any change.
 
Number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons occured as 2 million 991 thousand persons with 47 thousand persons decrease in the period of February 2016 compared to the previous period. Unemployment rate was realized as 9.9% with 0.2 percentage point decrease.
 
Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate realized as 51.5% with 0.1 percentage point decrease compared to the previous period. Employment in services increased by 55 thousand persons and construction increased by 19 thousand persons while that of industry decreased by 24 thousand persons and agriculture decreased by 6 thousand persons.

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