The Turkish Statistical Institute (TSI) announced the labor force statistics for February 2021.
According to the statement, the unemployment rate reached 13.4%, an increase of 0.7%.
Accordingly, the number of unemployed in Turkey in general at the age of 15 and over increased by 250 thousand people compared to the previous month, as the number of unemployed in February reached 4 million and 236 thousand people.
The unemployment rate was 13.4%, an increase of 0.7 points.
The seasonally adjusted employment rate was 43.4%.
The number of employed decreased by about 22 thousand workers to 27 million and 477 thousand workers in February 2021 compared to the previous month, and the employment rate reached 43.4%, down 0.1%.
The seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate is 50.1%.
The labor force increased by about 226 thousand people to reach 31 million and 712 thousand people in February 2021 compared to the previous month, and the participation rate in the labor force was 50.1 percent, an increase of 0.3 points.
The youth unemployment rate has reached 26.9%.
The youth unemployment rate was 26.9%, and the youth employment rate was 28.1%.
So that the unemployment rate among young people in the age group 15-24 reached 26.9%, an increase of 0.4 points compared to the previous month, and the employment rate reached 28.1%, a decrease of 0.3 points.
The labor force participation rate in this age group decreased by 0.1 points compared to the previous month and was at 38.5 percent.
55.8 percent of seasonally adjusted employment in the services sector.
In February, the number of workers decreased by 52 thousand workers in the agricultural sector, 166 thousand in the industrial sector, 37 thousand in the construction sector, and 157 thousand in the services sector compared to the previous month.
Of those employed, 17.4% were in agriculture, 20.8% in industry, 6.0% in construction and 55.8% in the service sector.
The percentage of informal workers in the non-agricultural sector 16.7%
The percentage of unregistered employees, which shows the share of non-social security employees in the total number of employees, decreased by 2.8 points compared to the same month of the previous year and became 27.4%.
The percentage of informal workers in the non-agricultural sector was 16.7%, down 3.6 points compared to the same month of the previous year.