Unemployment Figures For April Have Been Announced
Unemployment figures for April have been announced in Turkey. The unemployment rate rose to 13.9 percent in April.
The Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) announced the unemployment figures for April. According to TURKSTAT data, the unemployment rate in Turkey was 13.9 percent in April. The idle labor force, which is a broad-defined unemployment indicator, was recorded as 27.4 percent in April. The unemployment rate was recorded as 13.1 percent in March.
According to the data published by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), the number of unemployed people aged 15 and over across Turkey increased by 275 thousand in April 2021 compared to the previous month and reached 4 million 511 thousand people. The unemployment rate, on the other hand, increased by 0.9 percentage points to 13.9 percent.
Unemployment rate for the young population covering the 15-24 age group became 25.6 percent with an increase of 0.1 percentage points compared to the previous month, and the employment rate became 32 percent with an increase of 0.5 percentage points. The labor force participation rate in this age group increased by 0.8 points compared to the previous month and was recorded as 43 percent.
Non-agricultural unemployment rate was 16.2 percent in April.
Rate Of Idle Labor Force Was 27.4 Percent
The rate of idle labor force, which consists of time-related underemployment, potential labor force and unemployed, reached 27.4 percent in April 2021 with an increase of 1.7 points compared to the previous month. While the combined rate of time-related underemployment and the unemployed was 19.9 percent, the combined rate of potential workforce and unemployed was recorded as 21.9 percent.
In April 2021, the workforce increased by 83 thousand people compared to the previous month and reached 32 million 567 thousand people, while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 51.3 percent.
Compared to the previous month, in April, the number of employed people increased by 62 thousand in the agriculture sector and 9 thousand in the construction sector, while it decreased by 212 thousand in the industrial sector and 52 thousand in the service sector. Of those employed, 18 percent were in agriculture, 21.3 percent in industry, 6.4 percent in construction and 54.2 percent in the service sector.