Turkey’s Unemployment Rate Edges Up in November


In November of 2013, Turkish jobless rate increased to 9.9 percent, after falling in the previous month to 9.7 percent. Non-agricultural unemployment rate reached 12 percent and youth unemployment rate was recorded at 19.3 percent. (0.5 percent higher than a year ago).

The number of unemployed persons increased by 154 thousand persons to 2.784 million. 

While employment increased to 25.443 million persons compared to the same period of the previous year, the employment rate declined from 45.9 percent to 45.5 percent. Employment in services increased by 0.7 percent, industry increased by 0.4 percent and construction rose by 0.2 percent and that of agriculture decreased by 1.3 percent.

According to data gathered by The Ministry of Finance, the public sector employed 3.320 million persons, a 3.2 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the previous year.

Turkey’s Unemployment Rate Edges Up in November


Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/17/2014 10:05:06 AM