Turkey Unemployment Rate at 9.4 Percent in November


Number of unemployed persons increased by 201 thousand persons in the period of November 2012 and has reached to 2 million 630 thousand persons in Turkey. Unemployment rate was 9.4 percent with 0.3 percentage points increase from a year earlier.

Non-agricultural unemployment rate was realized as 11.7 percent with 0.3 percentage points increase and Youth unemployment rate was realized as 18.8 percent with 1.8 percentage points increase.

Number of employed persons increased by 1 million 24 thousand persons compared to the same period of the previous year and has reached to 25 million 291 thousand persons in the period of November 2012. Of those who were employed in November 2012; 23.8 percent was employed in agriculture, 19 percent was employed in industry, 7.2 percent was employed in construction and 50 percent was employed in services. 
 
Labour force participation rate realized as 50.7 percent with 1.3 percentage points increase compared to the same period of the previous year for Turkey in November 2012 period. Labour force participation rate was realized as 71.8 percent with 0.5 percentage points increase for male compared to the same period of the previous year and realized as 30.2 percent with 1.9 percentage points increase for female.
 
Employment rate increased from 44.9 percent to 45.9 percent with 1 percentage point increase compared to the same period of the previous year.

Turkstat | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
2/15/2013 8:57:35 AM