Turkey unemployment rate drops to 11.2 pc in Oct 2010

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped 1.8 points year-on-year in October 2010 to 11.2 percent, country's statistics authority, TurkStat, announced on Monday.

Turkey unemployment rate drops to 11.2 pc in Oct 2010

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped 1.8 points year-on-year in October 2010 to 11.2 percent, country's statistics authority, TurkStat, announced on Monday.

The unemployment rate was 13 percent in October 2009.

TurkStat said that non-agricultural unemployment rate was 14.1 percent and the rate of youth unemployment was 21.3 percent in October 2010.

The number of the unemployed was down to 2.9 million in October 2010 from 3.29 million in October 2009.

The number of the employed rose to 22.97 million in the same period from last October's 22.1 million, TurkStat said.

Employment rates in Turkey as of October 2010 are as follows:


. October 2009 October 2010
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POPULATION (thousand) 70,773 71,574
Population over 15 years of age or higher(thousand) 51,933 52,788
Work force (thousand) 25,319 25,873
.Employment (thousand) 22,019 22,972
.Jobless (thousand) 3,299 2,901
Participation rate (%) 48.8 49,0
Employment rate(%) 42.4 43,5
Jobless rate(%) 13.0 11,2
.Non-agricultural jobless rate (%) 16.4 14,1
.Rate of youth unemployment(%) 24.0 21,3
Number of people out of work force (thousand) 26,614 26,915



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