Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.7 percent in March of 2017 from 10.1 percent a year earlier. It is the highest rate for a March month since 2010 when unemployment was recorded at 12.8 percent. The non-agricultural jobless rate went up to 13.7 percent from 11.9 percent a year earlier and among youth, unemployment also rose to 21.4 percent from 17 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.03 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-17 07:00 AM Jan 13% 12.7% 13%
2017-05-15 07:00 AM Feb 12.6% 13% 12.8%
2017-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 11.7% 12.6% 12.3%
2017-07-17 07:00 AM Apr 11.7% 9.5%
2017-08-15 07:00 AM May 9.6%
2017-09-15 07:00 AM Jun 10.4%




Turkey March Jobless Rate At 7-Year High


The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.7 percent in March of 2017 from 10.1 percent a year earlier. It is the highest rate for a March month since 2010 when unemployment was recorded at 12.8 percent. The non-agricultural jobless rate went up to 13.7 percent from 11.9 percent a year earlier and among youth, unemployment also rose to 21.4 percent from 17 percent.

The number of unemployed persons rose by 619 thousand to 3.642 million and employment increased by 496 thousand to 27.489 million. The labour froce went up by 1.115 million to 31.131 million while those detached from it increased by 26 thousand to 28.504 million.

The non-agricultural sector added 503 thousand jobs while 8 thousand jobs were lost in the farm sector. Employment increased in construction (0.2 percent) and services (0.4 percent) but fell in agriculture (-0.4 percent) and in industry (-0.2 percent).

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate edged down to 11.5 percent from 11.7 percent in February.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/15/2017 7:36:19 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27489.00 26956.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3642.00 3900.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.70 52.70 52.70 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.20 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.30 24.50 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 224.57 210.46 224.57 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 255.26 250.04 255.26 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 79.81 78.74 79.81 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 2407.40 2505.10 2505.10 2088.50 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1656.70 1709.50 1709.50 1393.80 TRY/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 2712.00 2200.80 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23617.60 24536.30 24536.30 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.60 46.50 46.70 38.90 percent [+]


Turkey Unemployment Rate Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.70 12.60 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17