Turkey's unemployment rate realizes as 13.7% in 2019

Turkey's unemployment rate realizes as 13.7% in 2019

Number of unemployed persons aged 15 years old and over has realized as 4 million 469 thousand persons with 932 thousand persons increase in 2019 compared to the previous year, Turkey Statistical Institute in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, unemployment rate realized as 13.7% with 2.7 percentage point increase. Non-agricultural unemployment rate was estimated as 16.0% with 3.1 percentage point increase.

Employment rate realized as 45.7%

Number of employed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 28 million 80 thousand persons with 658 thousand persons decrease and employment rate occured as 45.7% with 1.7 percentage point decrease.

Labour force participation rate realized as 53.0%

Labour force realized as 32 million 549 thousand persons with 275 thousand persons increase and labour force participation rate realized as 53.0% with 0.2 percentage point decrease in 2019.

For the 15-64 age group, unemployment rate realized as 14.0%, employment rate realized as 50.3%

Unemployment rate for the 15-64 age group realized as 14.0% with 2.8 percentage point increase and non-agricultural unemployment rate was estimated as 16.1% with 3.1 percentage point increase. Employment rate in this age group occured as 50.3% with 1.7 percentage point decrease and labour force participation rate realized as 58.5% without any change.

Youth unemployment rate realized as 25.4%, youth employment rate realized as 33.1%

Unemployment rate for the 15-24 age group realized as 25.4% with 5.1 percentage point increase, employment rate in this age group occured as 33.1% with 1.9 percentage point decrease. Labour force participation rate realized as 44.4% with 0.4 percentage point increase. The rate of neither in employment nor in education realized as 26.0% with 1.5 percentage point increase.

56.5% of total employment was in services

In 2019, 18.2% of total employment was employed in agriculture, 19.8% was employed in industry, 5.5% was employed in construction and 56.5% was employed in services. While the share of employed in services realized as 1.6 percentage point increase and the share of industry realized as 0.1 percentage point increase while the share of agriculture realized with 0.2 percentage point decrease and construction realized with 1.4 percentage point decrease compared with the same period of the previous year.

In 2019, 5 million 97 thousand persons were employed in agriculture, 5 million 561 thousand persons were employed in industry, 1 million 550 thousand persons were employed in construction and 15 million 872 thousand persons were employed in services. Compared with the same period of the previous year, the number of employed in agriculture decreased 200 thousand persons, industry decreased 113 thousand persons and construction decreased 442 thousand persons while services increased 98 thousand persons.

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