The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 11.5 percent in March of 2022 from the upwardly revised, eight-month low of 11.1 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed increased by 153 thousand people to 3.894 million, while the labor force participation rate was slightly higher at 52.6 percent from the upwardly revised 52.5 percent in February. Also, the labor underutilization rate rose by 0.6 percentage points to 21.7 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring employment for individuals aged 15-24, was at 21.2 percent, increasing from 20.7 percent in the prior month. source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.62 percent from 2005 until 2022, 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 May of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Turkey is expected to be 12.00 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 11.10 percent in 2023 and 10.50 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-11 07:00 AM Feb 10.7% 11.2% 11.5%
2022-05-10 07:00 AM Mar 11.5% 11.1% 11%
2022-06-10 07:00 AM Apr 11.5% 11.7%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.10 percent Mar 2022
Unemployed Persons 3894.00 3741.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Employed Persons 29956.00 30015.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.60 52.50 percent Mar 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.00 20.70 percent Mar 2022
Labour Costs 385.11 293.72 points Mar 2022
Wages 3960.00 2207.00 TRY/Month Dec 2018
Wages in Manufacturing 451.09 348.02 points Mar 2022
Population 84.68 83.61 Million Dec 2021
Employment Rate 46.50 46.70 percent Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.50 11.10 14.40 8.00 2005 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Turkey Jobless Rate Rises in March
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 11.5 percent in March of 2022 from the upwardly revised, eight-month low of 11.1 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed increased by 153 thousand people to 3.894 million, while the labor force participation rate was slightly higher at 52.6 percent from the upwardly revised 52.5 percent in February. Also, the labor underutilization rate rose by 0.6 percentage points to 21.7 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring employment for individuals aged 15-24, was at 21.2 percent, increasing from 20.7 percent in the prior month.
2022-05-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 8-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey was at 10.7 percent in February of 2022, the lowest in eight months and falling from a downwardly revised 11.2 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed decreased by 178 thousand to 3.759 million and employment levels rose by 90 thousand to 30 million. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate edged down to 52.2 percent from a downwardly revised 52.4 percent in January. Also, labor underutilization eased by 0.9 percentage points to 21.8 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring unemployment for individuals aged 15-24 was 20.7 percent, falling from 21.3 percent in the prior month.
2022-04-11
Turkish Jobless Rate Steady at 3-Month High of 11.4%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey was unchanged at a three-month high of 11.4 percent in January of 2022, compared to the previous month. The number of unemployed increased by 21 thousand from the previous month to 3.859 million and employment levels fell by 43 thousand to 29.910 million. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate edged down to 52.6 percent, from a downwardly revised 52.7 percent in December. Also, the labor underutilization inched up 0.1 percentage points to 22.9 percent. The youth unemployment rate in the 15-24 age group was 21.6%, without any change compared to the previous month.
2022-03-10