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

The Turkish unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 9.7 percent in May 2018 from 10.2 percent in the corresponding month a year earlier. The number of unemployed declined 2.8 percent to 3.136 million and employment rose 2.3 percent to 29.138 million. 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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Turkish Jobless Rate Drops to 9.7%


The Turkish unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 9.7 percent in May 2018 from 10.2 percent in the corresponding month a year earlier.

The number of unemployed declined 2.8 percent from a year earlier to 3.136 million in May, and employment rose 2.3 percent to 29.138 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force went up 0.8 percent to 28.297 million. The participation rate increased to 53.3 percent in May from 53.0 percent a year ago, and the employment rate advanced to 48.1 percent from 47.7 percent.

The non-agricultural jobless rate also decreased to 11.6 percent in May from 12.2 percent in the previous year. The non-farm sector added 747 thousand jobs, namely in industry and services while the farm sector lost 97 thousand jobs and the number of construction workers also declined.

Among youth, the unemployment rate dropped to 17.8 percent in May from 19.8 percent a year earlier.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose to 10.6 percent in May from 10.3 percent in April.


Turkstat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/15/2018 7:30:17 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-18 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.6% 10.3%
2018-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.6% 10.1% 10.2%
2018-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.6% 9.5%
2018-09-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.1%
2018-10-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.4%
2018-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.5%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.70 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 29138.00 29009.00 29138.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3136.00 3086.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.00 53.00 53.10 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.80 16.90 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 147.86 132.92 147.86 56.26 Index Points [+]
Wages 2207.00 1512.00 2207.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.45 285.94 285.94 25.97 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 47.40 47.60 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.70 9.60 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.40 Jun/18
Italy 10.90 Jun/18
Turkey 9.70 May/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.30 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Jul/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 Jun/18
United States 3.90 Jul/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Jun/18
Mexico 3.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.40 Jun/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jul/18


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