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

The unemployment rate in Turkey was unchanged at 10.2 percent in June of 2017, the same as in July of 2016. Non-farm unemployment was also steady at 12.2 percent. Among those aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate increased to 20.6 percent from 19.4 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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Turkey Jobless Rate Steady at 10.2%


The unemployment rate in Turkey was unchanged at 10.2 percent in June of 2017, the same as in July of 2016. Non-farm unemployment was also steady at 12.2 percent. Among those aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate increased to 20.6 percent from 19.4 percent.

The number of unemployed persons went up by 124 thousand to 3.251 million and employment rose by 1.05 million to 28.7 million. The employment rate increased to 48 percent from 47.1 percent and the labour increase reached 53.4 percent (52.4 percent in June of 2016). There were 27.9 million people detached form the labour force, barely unchanged from 27.908 a year earlier. 

Employment increased in construction (0.1 percentage point) and services (0.5 percentage point) but fell in agriculture (-0.1 percentage point) and in industry (-0.5 percentage point). According to the distribution of employment by sector; 20.1 percent was employed in agriculture; 18.8 percent in industry; 7.6 percent in construction and 53.6 percent in services. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent in June from 11.3 percent in May. 

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/15/2017 7:34:41 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5% 11.7% 9.5%
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 10.2% 10.8%
2017-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.5%
2017-12-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.7%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28703.00 28488.00 28703.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3251.00 3225.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.70 52.60 52.70 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 [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 269.88 255.26 269.88 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 2799.40 2712.00 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23369.40 23617.60 24536.30 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 46.70 46.80 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 September of 2017.

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