Seyfettin Gürsel, Saliha Tanrıverdi
The decrease of 59,000 in employment, along with a decrease of 46,000 in the number of unemployed, resulted in a total labor force decrease of 105,000. The overall unemployment rate has decreased by 0.1 percentage points from August to September, reaching 9.1 percent.
The seasonally adjusted female unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points from August to September, reaching 12.3 percent, as a result of a 68,000 decrease in employment and a 40,000 decrease in the number of unemployed. On the other hand, the male unemployment rate remained at 7.5 percent in September, following a 9,000 increase in employment and a 5,000 decrease in the number of unemployed males. The female labor force level decreased by 109,000, while the male labor force level increased by 4,000. Consequently, the gender gap in unemployment rates decreased from 5 percentage points to 4.8 percentage points in September.