Turkey Unemployment Rate Down to 9.4% in January


In January 2012, the number of seasonally adjusted employed persons increased by 89 thousand persons and number of seasonally adjusted unemployed persons decreased by 28 thousand persons compared to the previous period. Seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate was 50.9 percent, 0.1 p.p. increase and employment rate was 46.1 percent, up by 0.1 p.p.. Unemployment rate was 9.4 percent, a 0.1 p.p. decrease.

Number of employed persons increased by 958 thousand persons compared to the same period of the previous year and has reached to 24 million 433 thousand persons in the period of January 2013. Agricultural employment increased by 58 thousand persons and non-agricultural employment increased by 900 thousand persons in this period. 

Of those who were employed in January 2013; 22.4 percent was employed in agriculture, 19.9 percent was employed in industry, 6.3 percent was employed in construction and 51.4 percent was employed in services. Employment in construction increased by 0.2 percentage point and services increased by 0.5 percentage point while that of agriculture decreased by 0.7 percentage point and industry decreased by 0.1 percentage.
 
Employment rate increased from 43.2 percent to 44.3 percent with 1.1 percentage points increase compared to the same period of the previous year.

Turkstat | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2013 9:13:47 AM