Unemployment rate was reported with a 0.3 points increase over October 2012. Unemployment rate was recorded at 11.3% with 0.2 percentage points increase in urban areas and reached 4.8% with 0.3 percentage points increase in rural areas. Unemployed persons were commonly seeking job through their acquaintances (28.5%). Among those who were employed previously; 54.4% were employed in services, 20.7% were employed in industry, 15.9% were employed in construction, 5.2% were employed in agriculture and 3.8 % of them quitted their last job before the last eight years.
Working age population increased by 1.91 million in the period of September 2012 compared to the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate posted at 51% with 0.6 percentage points increase compared to the same period of the previous year for Turkey in September 2012. Labour force participation rate was realized as 72% with 0.2 percentage points decrease for male compared to the same period of the previous year and realized as 30.7 % with 1.2 percentage points increase for female.