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

Turkish jobless rate stood at 10.7 percent in July 2017, unchanged from the corresponding month a year earlier. The number of unemployed rose by 119 thousand from the previous year to 3.443 million while the number of employed went up by 1.122 million to 28.758 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.04 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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Turkish Unemployment Rate Steady at 10.7% in July


Turkish jobless rate stood at 10.7 percent in July 2017, unchanged from the corresponding month a year earlier.

The number of unemployed persons rose by 119 thousand to 3.443 million in July.

The non-agricultural jobless rate stood at 13 percent, also unchanged from a year earlier, and the youth unemployment rate rose to 21.1 percent from 19.8 percent in July 2016.

Employment increased by 1.122 million to 28.758 million in July, as the non-agricultural sector added 827 thousand jobs and the farm sector added 294 thousand jobs. Employment increased in agriculture (0.2 percentage points) and in construction (0.2 percentage points) but fell in industry (-0.4 percentage points) and in services (-0.1 percentage points). The overall employment rate rose to 48 percent from 47 percent in July 2016.

The labour force went up by 1.239 million to 32.200 million, bringing the activity rate to 53.7 percent from 52.7 percent a year ago, while those detached from it decreased by 68 thousand to 27.727 million.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate edged up to 11.2 percent from 11.1 percent in the previous month.

Turkstat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/16/2017 7:18:21 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.5% 9.6%
2017-09-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.2% 10.4%
2017-10-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.2% 10.8%
2017-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11.5%
2017-12-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.7%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28758.00 28703.00 28758.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3443.00 3251.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.90 52.70 52.90 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.60 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.80 19.80 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 232.11 224.57 232.11 71.88 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 269.88 255.26 269.88 57.70 Index Points [+]
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 2799.40 2712.00 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23369.40 23617.60 24536.30 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.90 46.80 46.90 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.70 10.20 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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