The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 11.5 percent in September of 2021, from a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in the previous month, the lowest jobless rate since June. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate went up 51.7 percent, from 51.2 percent in August. Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted measure of labor underutilization edged up 0.2 percentage points to 21.9 percent. source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.60 percent from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.50 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 December of 2021.

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 11.60 percent in 2022 and 11.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-11 07:00 AM Aug 12.1% 12.1% 11.5%
2021-11-10 07:00 AM Sep 11.5% 11.8% 11.7%
2021-12-10 07:00 AM Oct 11.5% 11.9%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 11.50 12.10 percent Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 3794.00 3965.00 Thousand Sep/21
Employed Persons 29254.00 28706.00 Thousand Sep/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.70 51.20 percent Sep/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.70 22.80 percent Aug/21
Labour Costs 289.59 268.49 points Sep/21
Wages 3960.00 2207.00 TRY/Month Dec/18
Wages in Manufacturing 324.26 297.18 points Sep/21
Population 83.61 83.15 Million Dec/20
Employment Rate 45.00 45.10 percent Aug/21

News Stream
Turkey Jobless Rate Down to 3-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 11.5 percent in September of 2021, from a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in the previous month, the lowest jobless rate since June. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate went up 51.7 percent, from 51.2 percent in August. Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted measure of labor underutilization edged up 0.2 percentage points to 21.9 percent.
2021-11-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 12.1%
The unemployment rate in Turkey was unchanged at 12.1 percent in August 2021, following the expiration of pandemic-related job support programs in July. The number of unemployed increased by 11 thousand from the previous month to 3.965 million and employment levels fell by 14 thousand to 28.706 million. Job losses occurred in services, while employment was up in industry, construction and agriculture sectors. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization dropped to 22.0 percent from 23.7 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was down 0.1 percentage point at 22.7 percent.
2021-10-11
Turkey Jobless Rate Rises to 12% in July
The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 12.0 percent in July 2021, from last month's three-year low of 10.6 percent, as pandemic-related job supports expired and more people entered the labor force. The number of unemployed increased by 506 thousand from the previous month to 3.902 million and employment levels rose by 125 thousand to 28.730 million. Job gains occurred in the service and agriculture sectors, while employment in industry and construction declined. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization rose to 23.6 percent from 22.4 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was unchanged at 23.1 percent.
2021-09-10

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.