Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Turkish unemployment rate went down to 10.8 percent in January of 2018 from 13 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed fell by 576 thousand to 3.409 million and the number of employed increased by 1.357 to 28.029 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.06 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.80 percent in February of 2009 and a record low of 7.30 percent in June of 2012.

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Turkey Jobless Rate Declines to 10.8% in January


The Turkish unemployment rate went down to 10.8 percent in January of 2018 from 13 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed fell by 576 thousand to 3.409 million. According to the Turkey's medium-term economic program, the targeted annual jobless rate is 10.5 percent for 2018, 9.9 percent for 2019, and 9.6 percent for 2020.

The non-agricultural jobless rate decreased to 12.7 percent from 15.2 percent a year earlier. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate (15-24 age group) dropped to 19.9 percent from 24.5 percent, and for the people aged 15-64, it also fell to 11.1 percent from 13.3 percent.

Employment increased by 1.357 million to 28.029 million in January of 2018, as the non-agricultural sector added 1.286 million jobs and the farm sector added 70 thousand jobs. Employment rose in industry (0.1 percentage points), construction (0.5 percentage points) while was steady in services. Meanwhile, it fell in agriculture (-0.6 percentage points). The overall employment rate went up to 46.4 percent from 44.8 percent in January of 2017.

The labour force rose by 780 million to 31.438 million in January, bringing the participation rate to 52.1 percent from 51.5 percent a year ago, while those detached from it went up by 87 thousand to 28.922 million.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate stood at 9.9 percent, compared to the previous month.


Turkish Statistical Institute l Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/16/2018 8:54:20 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.3% 10.8%
2018-03-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.3% 11.5%
2018-04-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.4% 10.8%
2018-05-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.5%
2018-06-18 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.3%
2018-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.40 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28029.00 28288.00 28828.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3409.00 3291.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.20 52.40 53.20 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.90 19.20 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 239.21 240.32 240.32 71.88 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2029.50 1777.50 2029.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 285.94 279.26 285.94 57.70 Index Points [+]
Population 80.81 79.81 80.81 28.23 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 TRY/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 2824.70 2462.00 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2870.00 2830.00 2870.00 2430.00 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1720.00 1690.00 1720.00 1330.00 TRY/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 24902.90 25530.40 25530.40 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 47.90 48.00 48.00 38.90 percent [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.80 10.40 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 12.60 Feb/18
Italy 10.90 Feb/18
Turkey 10.80 Jan/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Feb/18
Canada 5.80 Mar/18
Australia 5.50 Mar/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Feb/18
United States 4.10 Mar/18
South Korea 4.00 Mar/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Netherlands 3.90 Mar/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.50 Feb/18
Mexico 3.20 Feb/18
Switzerland 2.90 Mar/18
Japan 2.50 Feb/18


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