Turkey unemployment down 2.1 points in September period

TurkStat said jobless rate dropped 2.1 points in September period this year -- covering August, September and October-- over the same period in 2009 to 11.3 percent.

Turkey unemployment down 2.1 points in September period

Turkey's statistics authority, TurkStat on Wednesday said jobless rate dropped 2.1 points in September period this year -- covering August, September and October-- over the same period in 2009 to 11.3 percent. Last year's figure was 13.4 percent.

Non-agricultural unemployment decreased to 14.3 percent from 16.9 percent and jobless rate among young population stood at 21.2 percent, 3.1 points down over last year's figure.

The number of the jobless dropped to 2,934 thousand from 3,396 thousand a year earlier as the number of the employed rose to 22,973 thousand from 22,020 thousand.

Basic employment figures (with seasonal effects) for August-September-October 2009 and 2010 period:

. 2009 2010
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POPULATION (thousand) 70,707 71,508
Population aged 15 and over (thousand) 51,862 52,718
WORK FORCE (thousand) 25,416 25,907
.Employment (thousand) 22,020 22,973
.Unemployed (thousand) 3,396 2,934
Participation in work force (percent) 49.0 49.1
Employment rate (percent) 42.5 43.6
Jobless rate (percent) 13.4 11.3
.Non-agricultural jobless rate (percent) 16.9 14.3
.Jobless rate in young population (percent) 24.3 21.2
People out of the work force (thousand) 26,446 26,810


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