Turkey's unemployment rate down by 2.1 points in March

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped 2.1 points to 13.7 percent in March, 2010 when compared to March, 2009.

Turkey's unemployment rate down by 2.1 points in March

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped 2.1 points to 13.7 percent in March, 2010 when compared to March, 2009.

TurkStat stated on Tuesday that according to figures of March 2010 period (February-March-April), the number of unemployed people decreased 338,000 to 3,438,000.

The rate of unemployment was 15.8 percent in March, 2009.

Turkey's labor force figures as of March, 2010 is as follows:

March, 2009 March, 2010

Non-institutional population (thousand) 70,299 71,105
Population 15-years-old & over (thousand) 51,426 52,287
Labor force (thousand) 23,924 25,179
Employed (thousand) 20,148 21,741
Unemployed (thousand) 3,776 3,438
Labor force participation rate % 46.5 48.2
Employment rate % 39.2 41.6
Unemployment rate % 15.8 13.7
Non-agricultural unemployment rate % 18.9 16.7
Youth unemployment rate % 27.5 24.6

Household labour force survey for the period of March, 2010 (February, March, April 2010) can be found on TurkStat's web-site: http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=6268


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