Unemployment rate fell by 0.5 pp to 10.1% in the period of March 2016

Unemployment rate fell by 0.5 pp to 10.1% in the period of March 2016

Unemployment rate realized as 10.1%...

The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 3 million 23 thousand persons with 46 thousand persons decreased in the period of March 2016 in Turkey compared with the same period of the previous year. The unemployment rate was 10.1% with 0.5 percentage point decrease. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate was 11.9% with 0.7 percentage point decrease. While youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 was 17% with 1.6 percentage point decrease, the unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 occurred as 10.3% with 0.5 percentage point decrease.

Employment rate realized as 46.1%...

The number of employed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 26 million 993 thousand persons with 1 million 40 thousand persons increase in the period of March 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year. The employment rate occurred as 46.1% with 1.1 percentage point increase.

The number of agricultural employment decreased by 100 thousand persons, while the number of non-agricultural employment increased by 1 million 141 thousand persons in this period. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 18.9% was employed in agriculture, 19.6% was in industry, 7.1% was in construction and 54.4% was in services. Employment in services increased by 1.8 percentage point and construction increased by 0.2 percentage point while agriculture decreased by 1.1 percentage point and industry decreased by 0.9 percentage point.

Labour force participation rate realized as 51.3%...

The number of persons in the labour force amounted 30 million 16 thousand persons with 994 thousand persons increase in the period of March 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 51.3% with 0.9 percentage point increase. LFPR for male was 71.5% with 0.9 percentage point increase while the rate for female was 31.6% with 0.9 percentage point increase compared with the same period of the previous year.

The rate of unregistered employment realized as 32.9%...

The ratio of persons working without any social security relating to the main job occurred 32.9% with 0.2 percentage point increase in the period of March 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year.

Seasonally adjusted employed increased, unemployed decreased...

Seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 180 thousand persons and reached 27 million 358 thousand persons compared with the previous period. Seasonally adjusted employment rate occurred 46.8% with 0.3 percentage point increase.

The number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons occured as 2 million 923 thousand persons with 60 thousand persons decrease in the period of March 2016 compared with the previous period. The unemployment rate was 9.7% with 0.2 percentage point decrease.

Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 51.8% with 0.2 percentage point increase compared with the previous period. According to the number of employment by sector, employment in services increased by 140 thousand persons, construction increased by 42 thousand persons and industry increased by 19 thousand persons while agriculture decreased by 21 thousand persons.

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