Almost a million more people unemployed in one year

The unemployment rate in Turkey stood at 13% in June, the Turkish Statistical Institute said on Monday. The figure was 2.8 percentage point up from the same month last year.

The number of unemployed aged 15 and over increased 938,000 year-on-year to hit 4.25 million in the month.

TÜİK data showed that non-agricultural unemployment rate stood at 15.3%, posting a rise of 3.2 percentage point during the same period.

Youth unemployment rate including people aged 15-24 stood at 24.8 percent with a 5.4 percentage point increase, while the unemployment rate for people aged 15-64 stood at 13.3 percent with 2.9 percentage point increase.

Unemployment increased by 802 thousand people to 28 million 512 thousand people in the period of June 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year.

The employment rate occurred as 46.4 percent with 2 percentage point decrease.

The number of agricultural employment decreased by 232 thousand people and the number of non-agricultural employment decreased by 569 thousand people in this period.

According to the distribution of employment by sector; 18.9 percent was employed in agriculture, 19.7 percent in industry, 5.7 percent in construction and 55.7 percent in services.

Employment in agriculture decreased by 0.3 percentage point and construction decreased by 1.5 percentage point while industry increased by 0.1 percentage point and services increased by 1.7 percentage points compared with the same period of the previous year.

The ratio of people working without any social security in the main job stood at 35.2 percent with 1.2 percentage point increase in the period of June 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year.

In the non-agricultural sector, the rate of unregistered employment stood at 23.2 percent with 0.8 percentage point increase compared to the same period of the previous year.