Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased to 11.20 percent in February of 2015 from 11.30 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.88 percent from 2005 until 2015, 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 reported by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.20 11.30 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2015 percent Monthly
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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 - Turkey Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-16 08:00 AM Dec 10.9% 10.7% 10.8%
2015-04-15 08:00 AM Jan 11.3% 10.9% 11.2%
2015-05-15 08:00 AM Feb 11.2% 11.3% 11.5%
2015-06-15 08:00 AM Mar 11.2% 11%
2015-07-15 08:00 AM Apr 10.4%
2015-08-17 08:00 AM May 10.3%


Turkey Unemployment Rate Slows to 11.2%


Turkish jobless rate decreased to 11.2 percent in February of 2015, after reaching a 5-year high in the previous month, as the number of unemployed persons fell while employment rose.

The number of unemployed persons declined to 3.226 million in February from 3.259 million in January. The non-farm unemployment rate eased to 13.2 from 13.4 percent in the previous month.

Meanwhile, youth unemployment stood at 20.0 percent, the same as in January.

There were 25.576 million employed persons, up from 25.454 million persons from January, boosting the employment rate to 44.4 percent. 

The labor force participation rate increased to 50.1 percent, 0.1 p.p. higher than in the previous month. 

Turkstat l Joana Ferreira l joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/15/2015 11:13:30 AM


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Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 25576.00 25454.00 26586.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3226.00 3259.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.60 19.00 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.90 51.20 51.20 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 192.30 187.20 192.30 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 183.20 171.70 183.20 79.50 Index Points [+]
Population 77.70 76.67 77.70 28.23 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 41.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 44.90 [+]
Minimum Wages 424.26 391.45 424.26 157.36 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]