The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 12.0 percent in July 2021, from last month's three-year low of 10.6 percent, as pandemic-related job supports expired and more people entered the labor force. The number of unemployed increased by 506 thousand from the previous month to 3.902 million and employment levels rose by 125 thousand to 28.730 million. Job gains occurred in the service and agriculture sectors, while employment in industry and construction declined. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization rose to 23.6 percent from 22.4 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was unchanged at 23.1 percent. source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.58 percent from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.40 percent in July of 2020 and a record low of 8 percent in June of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Turkey Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Turkey is expected to be 11.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Turkey Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 11.60 percent in 2022 and 11.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 10.60 14.40 8.00 2005 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-10 07:00 AM Apr 13.9% 13.0% 13.2%
2021-07-12 07:00 AM May 13.2% 13.8% 14.2%
2021-08-10 07:00 AM Jun 10.6% 13.1% 13%
2021-09-10 07:00 AM Jul 12% 10.6% 10.4%
2021-10-11 07:00 AM Aug 12% 11.5%
2021-11-10 07:00 AM Sep 11%
2021-12-10 07:00 AM Oct


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Turkey Jobless Rate Rises to 12% in July
The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 12.0 percent in July 2021, from last month's three-year low of 10.6 percent, as pandemic-related job supports expired and more people entered the labor force. The number of unemployed increased by 506 thousand from the previous month to 3.902 million and employment levels rose by 125 thousand to 28.730 million. Job gains occurred in the service and agriculture sectors, while employment in industry and construction declined. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization rose to 23.6 percent from 22.4 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was unchanged at 23.1 percent.
2021-09-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 3-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Turkey dropped to 10.6 percent in June 2021, the lowest level since May 2018, as the labor market consolidated its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The number of unemployed decreased by 823 thousand from the previous month to 3.399 million and employment levels rose by 602 thousand to 28.586 million. Job gains occurred in the industry, agriculture and services sectors. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization fell to 22.4 percent from 27.1 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was down to 22.7 percent from 22.9 percent.
2021-08-10
Turkey Jobless Rate Drops in May
The unemployment rate in Turkey eased to 13.2 percent in May of 2021 from a nine-month high of 13.8 percent in the prior month, despite authorities imposed a full lockdown in the first half of May to curb a spike in Covid-19 infections. The number of unemployed decreased by 265 thousand to 4.237 million while employment fell by 216 thousand to 27.844 million. Job losses occurred in both the agricultural (-312 thousand) and industrial (-57 thousand) sectors, while employment increased in construction (+24 thousand) and services (+129 thousand). Meanwhile, the non-agricultural unemployment rate was also down to 15.1 percent in May, from 16.1 percent in April. The youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years fell to 24 percent, the lowest since March of 2020.
2021-07-12
Turkey Unemployment Rate Hits 9-Month High
The unemployment rate in Turkey jumped to 13.9 percent in April 2021, the highest since a record high of 14.4 percent hit in July 2020, as the number of unemployed increased by 275 thousand to 4.511 million and employment levels dropped by 193 thousand to 28.056 million. Job losses occurred in the industry and services sectors. Meanwhile, the non-agricultural unemployment rate was also up to 16.2 percent in April, from 14.9 percent in March; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years edged up to 25.6 percent from 25.5 percent.
2021-06-10

Turkey Unemployment Rate
In Turkey, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.