Turkey Unemployment Rate Up to 10.7% in November


Turkey’s jobless rate increased to 10.7 percent in November of 2014 from 10.4 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed persons rose.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 3.096 million in November from 3.043 million in October. 

The number of employed persons decreased to 25.874 million from 26.138 million in the previous month.  Of those who were employed in November, 20 percent worked in agriculture, 20.4 percent in industry, 7.6 percent in construction and 52% in services. 

The labor force participation rate decreased slightly to 50.5 percent in November from 51 percent a month ago.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 33.9 percent in November: 81.7 percent in agriculture sector and 22.0 percent in non-agriculture sector.

The youth unemployment increased to 19.9 percent from 19.7 percent in the previous month.

In November 2013, the unemployment rate stood at 9.9 percent.

Turkey Unemployment Rate Up to 10.7% in November


Turkstat l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/16/2015 8:56:19 AM