Turkey’s unemployment rate fell to 14.1 percent in the February-April 2019 period from 10.1 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed people rose by 1.334 million from a year ago to 4.544 million while employment dropped by 704 thousand to 27.795 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.19 percent from 2005 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Turkey is expected to be 14.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Turkey to stand at 15.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 13.5% 12.3% 12.4%
2019-04-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14.7% 13.5% 13.8%
2019-05-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14.7% 14.7% 14.6%
2019-06-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14.1% 14.7% 14.2%
2019-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14.1% 13.7%
2019-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 13.5%
2019-09-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14.9%



Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 14.1%

Turkey’s unemployment rate fell to 14.1 percent in the February-April 2019 period from 10.1 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed people rose by 1.334 million from a year ago to 4.544 million while employment dropped by 704 thousand to 27.795 million.

The number of unemployed people went up by 1.334 million from a year earlier to 4.544 million in the three months to April, while employment declined by 704 thousand to 27.795 million. 

The non-farm sector lost 464 thousand jobs and the farm sector lost 240 thousand. Meantime, the number of people detached from the labour force advanced by 83 thousand to 28.838 million. The labour force participation rate increased to 53.3 from 53 while the employment rate decreased to 46 percent from 47.7 percent. 

The non-agricultural jobless rate increased to 16.1 percent in the February-April period from 11.9 percent in the corresponding period of 2018. 

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, jumped to 25.2 percent from 17.7 percent a year earlier.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate rose to 13.7 percent in March from 13.6 percent in February.


Turkish Statistical Institute | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
6/17/2019 7:45:17 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.10 14.70 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27795.00 27355.00 29318.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 4544.00 4730.00 4730.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.30 53.20 53.50 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.50 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.20 26.10 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 188.85 162.92 188.85 56.26 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2558.40 2558.40 2558.40 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 183.07 167.61 183.07 25.97 Index Points [+]
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 3079.80 2500.70 3084.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 3190.00 3070.00 3190.00 2970.00 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1820.00 1930.00 1750.00 TRY/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 24403.70 25938.10 25938.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.00 45.90 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.10 14.70 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Japan 2.40 Apr/19
Switzerland 2.30 May/19
Singapore 2.20 Mar/19


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