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Labor Statistics, August 2015

Labor Force Statistics, August 2015

Unemployment rate realized as 10.1%

The number of those children above the age of 15 and unemployed in Turkey increased by 114 thousand persons compared to the same period last year, during August 2015 was 3 million 58 thousand people. Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.1%. In the same period; The non-agricultural unemployment rate was estimated at 12.4%, up 0.1 percentage points. While the youth unemployment rate, which includes the 15-24 age group, decreased by 0.6 points to 18.3%, this rate remained unchanged in the 15-64 age group to 10.3%.

Employment rate was 46.8%

Number of employed persons increased by 837 thousand persons in August 2015 compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 27 million 150 thousand persons and employment rate increased by 0.7 points to 46.8%.

In this period, the number of employees in the agricultural sector increased by 202 thousand, while the number of non-agricultural workers increased by 636 thousand. 22.2% of those employed were in agriculture, 19.3% in industry, 7.5% in construction and 51% in services. Compared to the same period of the previous year, while the share of services sector in employment increased by 0.6 points, the share of agriculture sector increased by 0.1 points, the share of industry sector decreased by 0.7 points, and the share of construction sector did not change.

Labor force participation rate was 52.1%

In August 2015, labor force increased by 951 thousand people compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 30 million 208 thousand people and the labor force participation rate increased by 0.9 points to 52.1%. According to the comparisons made for the same periods; labor force participation rate for men increased by 0.5 points to 72.6% and for women it increased by 1.2 points to 32.1%.

Main indicators of seasonally adjusted labor force, August 2014 - 2015