The youth unemployment rate, which covers the 15-24 age group, decreased by 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous month and declined to 16.7 percent in September. The unemployment rate in this age group was estimated as 13.8 percent for males and 22.0 percent for females.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 points to 9.1 percent in September. The number of unemployed decreased by 46 thousand people to 3 million 168 thousand people.
According to the results of the Household Labor Force Survey; In September 2023, the number of unemployed people aged 15 and over decreased by 46 thousand people compared to the previous month and declined to 3 million 168 thousand people.
The unemployment rate was estimated as 7.5 percent for men and 12.3 percent for women.
According to the statement made by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), the number of employed people decreased by 59 thousand people in September 2023 compared to the previous month. and declined to 31 million 686 thousand people, while the employment rate decreased by 0.2 points to 48.3 percent. This rate was realized as 65.8 percent for men and 31.2 percent for women.
Labor force participation rate 53.2 percent
In September 2023, the labor force decreased by 105 thousand people compared to the previous month and became 34 million 854 thousand people, while the labor force participation rate decreased by 0.2 points to 53.2 percent. The labor force participation rate was 71.1 percent for men and 35.6 percent for women.
In September 2023, average weekly actual working hours increased by 0.8 hours compared to the previous month and realized as 44.2 hours.