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Labor Statistics, June 2015

Labor Force Statistics, June 2015

Unemployment rate realized as 9.6%

The number of those children above the age of 15 and unemployed in Turkey in 2015 compared to the same period last year increased by 226 thousand persons in the period of June was 2 million 880 thousand people. Unemployment rate increased by 0.5 points to 9.6%. In the same period; The non-agricultural unemployment rate was estimated at 11.7%, up 0.6 percentage points. The youth unemployment rate, which includes the 15-24 age group, was 17.7% with a 1 percentage point increase, while it was 9.7% with a 0.4 percentage point increase in the 15-64 age group.

Employment rate was 47.1%

Number of employed persons increased by 675 thousand persons in June 2015 compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 27 million 261 thousand persons and the employment rate increased by 0.4 points to 47.1%.

In this period, the number of workers in the agricultural sector increased by 61 thousand, while the number of non-agricultural workers increased by 613 thousand. 22% of those employed were in agriculture, 19.7% in industry, 7.3% 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 0.8 points, the share of agriculture sector decreased by 0.3 points, the share of industry sector decreased by 0.4 points and the share of construction sector decreased by 0.1 points.

Labor force participation rate was 52.1%

Labor force increased by 901 thousand persons in June 2015 compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 30 million 141 thousand persons and the labor force participation rate increased by 0.8 points to 52.1%. According to the comparisons made for the same periods; labor force participation rate for men increased by 0.1 points to 72.4% and for women it increased by 1.4 points to 32.3%.

Main seasonally adjusted labor force indicators, June 2014 - 2015