Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019

Number of employed persons in Turkey decreases by 869 thousand in May 2019

Number of employed in Turkey decreases by 869 thousand persons in May 2019

Based on official data it is reported that the number of employed persons in Turkey decreased by 869 thousand persons in May 2019 as compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 28 million 269 thousand persons. The rate of unemployment was recorded at 12.8 percent as compared to 13 percent recorded for previous month.

In this period, the number of workers in the agricultural sector decreased by 307 thousand and the number of non-agricultural workers decreased by 562 thousand.

18.3 percent of those employed were in agriculture, 19.6 percent in industry, 5.5 percent in construction and 56.6 percent in services. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the share of agriculture in employment decreased by 0.5 points, the share of construction sector decreased by 1.7 points, while the share of industry sector increased by 0.1 points and the share of services sector increased by 2 points.

Labor force increased by 152 thousand people in May 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year 32 million 426 thousand people, while the labor force participation rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 52.9 percent.

According to the data compiled by the Presidency of Strategy and Budget Presidency, total public employment increased by 10.6 percent in the second period of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018 and became 4 million 570 thousand people.





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