Turkey's unemployment rate drops in Feb

Turkey's unemployment rate became 14.4 percent in February, 2010.

Turkey's unemployment rate drops in Feb

Turkey's unemployment rate became 14.4 percent in February, 2010.

TurkStat stated on Monday that the number of unemployed people fell 238,000 to 3,564,000 in Jan-Feb-Mar period of 2010.

Unemployment rate decreased 1.7 percent in this period when compared to the same period of 2009. Last year's unemployment rate in the first quarter was 16.1 percent.

"21.2 million unemployed"

However, the number of employed people increased 1.4 million to 21.2 million in February, 2010 when compared to February, 2009.

According to figures of TurkStat, employment in agriculture increased by 1.6 percentage point and construction increased by 0.1 percentage point while that of services decreased by 1.7 percentage point. The share of industry was realized without any change.

Working age population increased by 863,000 in the period of February, 2010 compared to the same period of the previous year. While non-institutional population increased by 807,000 persons and has reached to 71,043,000 persons, non-institutional working age population has increased by 863,000 and has reached to 52,223,000 persons in the period of February 2010.

Of those who were employed in February 2010; 23.7 percent was employed in agriculture, 20.3 percent was employed in industry, 5.3 percent was employed in construction and 50.7 percent was employed in services.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job inclined to 41.7 percent with 0.9 percentage point increase. The share of persons who did not have any social security in agriculture increased from 83.9 percent to 85.6 percent and that in non-agriculture decreased from 28.6 percent to 28.1 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Labour force participation rate realized as 47.5 percent with 1.6 percentage points increase compared to the same period of the previous year for Turkey in February, 2010 period. It was realized as 69.8 percent with 0.7 percentage points increase for male compared to the same period of the previous year and realized as 26.1 percent with 2.6 percentage points increase for female.


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