Turkey Unemployment Rate Slightly Down in October


Turkey’s jobless rate decreased to 10.4 percent in October of 2014 from 10.5 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed persons dropped.

The number of unemployed persons declined to 3.043 million in October from 3.064 million in September. 

There number of employed persons decreased to 26.138 million from 26.169 million in the previous month. 
Of those who were employed in October, 20.73 percent worked in agriculture; 20.5 percent was employed in industry; 7.7 percent in construction and 51.2 percent in services.

The labor force participation rate decreased slightly by 0.1 percent to 51 percent in October from 51.1 percent a month ago.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 35 percent in October: 82.9 percent in agriculture sector and 22.5 percent in non-agriculture sector.

The youth unemployment increased to 19.7 percent from 19.1 percent in the previous month.

In October 2013, the unemployment rate stood at 9.7 percent.

Turkey Unemployment Rate Slightly Down in October


Statistics Turkey l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/15/2015 1:26:41 PM