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

The unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 10.1 percent in March of 2018 from 11.7 percent a year earlier, reaching the lowest rate since May of 2016. The non-agricultural jobless rate also decreased to 11.9 percent from 13.7 percent. Among youth, the rate dropped to 17.7 percent from 21.4 percent. 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 at Near 2-Year Low


The unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 10.1 percent in March of 2018 from 11.7 percent a year earlier, reaching the lowest rate since May of 2016. The non-agricultural jobless rate also decreased to 11.9 percent from 13.7 percent. Among youth, the rate dropped to 17.7 percent from 21.4 percent.

The number of unemployed went down to 3.210 million from 3.642 million; employment rose to 28.499 million from 27.489 million; and those detached from the labour force went up to 28.755 million from 28.504 million. The participation rate increased to 52.4 percent from 52.2 percent and the employment rate to 47.1 percent from 46.1 percent. 

The non-farm sector added 1.380 million jobs, namely in industry and services while the farm sector lost 27 thousand jobs. 7.3 percent of employed persons worked in construction, 17.7 percent in agriculture, 19.7 percent in industry and 55.3 percent in services.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, slightly higher than 9.9 percent in February.


Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/18/2018 7:20:36 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.4% 10.8%
2018-05-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.8% 10.5%
2018-06-18 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.6% 10.3%
2018-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.2%
2018-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1%
2018-09-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.9%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28499.00 28166.00 28828.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3210.00 3354.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.00 53.20 53.20 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 19.90 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 147.86 239.21 240.32 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 2207.00 1512.00 2207.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.45 285.94 285.94 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2029.50 1777.50 2029.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
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 3084.10 2824.70 3084.10 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 24245.70 24902.90 25530.40 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 47.80 47.90 47.90 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.10 10.60 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.90 Apr/18
Italy 11.20 Apr/18
Turkey 10.10 Mar/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Apr/18
Canada 5.80 May/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
South Korea 4.00 May/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
United States 3.80 May/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Apr/18
Mexico 3.40 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 2.40 May/18


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