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

Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.6 percent in August 2017, from 11.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed declined by 89 thousand from the previous year to 3.404 million while the number of employed increased by 1. 355 million to 28.828 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 Jobless Rate Falls to 10.6% in August


Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.6 percent in August 2017, from 11.3 percent in the same month of the previous year.The number of unemployed persons declined by 89 thousand to 3.404 million in August.

The non-agricultural jobless rate edged down to 12.8 percent from 13.7 percent, while the  youth unemployment rate rose to 20.6 percent from 19.9 percent in August 2016.
 
Employment increased by 1.355 million to 28.828 million in August, as the non-agricultural sector added 1.163 thousand jobs and the farm sector added 193 thousand jobs. Employment increased in construction (0.5 percentage points) but fell in industry (-0.2 percentage points) and agriculture (-0.3 percentage points) while services were unchanged. The overall employment rate rose to 48 percent from  46.7 percent in August 2016.
 
The labour force went up by 1.266 million to 32.233 million, bringing the participation rate to 53.7 percent from 52.6 percent a year ago, while those detached from it declined by 99 thousand to 27.769 million.
 
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate edged down to 10.8 percent from 11.1 percent in the previous month.
 

Turkish Statistical Institute l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
11/15/2017 8:38:20 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 10.6% 10.7% 11.5%
2017-12-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 11.7%
2018-01-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-02-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.70 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28828.00 28758.00 28828.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3404.00 3443.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.70 52.90 53.70 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.60 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.10 20.60 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 240.32 232.11 240.32 71.88 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 279.26 269.88 279.26 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 [+]
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 2832.10 2799.40 3067.10 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 24850.90 23369.40 24850.90 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 47.20 46.90 47.20 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 10.70 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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