Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Turkey declined to 9.3 percent in April of 2016 from 9.6 percent a year earlier and better than market consensus of 9.9 percent. Non-farm unemployment went down to 11.1 percent from 11.6 percent and youth unemployment rate fell to 16 percent from 17 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.91 percent from 2005 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 10.10 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2016 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 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-16 07:00 AM Feb 10.9% 11.1% 11%
2016-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 10.1% 10.9% 10.5%
2016-07-15 07:00 AM Apr 9.3% 10.1% 9.9% 9.5%
2016-08-15 07:00 AM May 9.3% 9.2%
2016-09-19 07:00 AM Jun 9.5%
2016-10-17 07:00 AM Jul 9.7%

Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 9.3% in April


The unemployment rate in Turkey declined to 9.3 percent in April of 2016 from 9.6 percent a year earlier and better than market consensus of 9.9 percent. Non-farm unemployment went down to 11.1 percent from 11.6 percent and youth unemployment rate fell to 16 percent from 17 percent.

The number of unemployed persons slightly increased to 2824 thousand from 2821 thousand a year earlier and number of employment persons rose by 1000 thousand to 27638 thousand. There were more 1159 jobs in non-farm sector while the agriculture sector lost 159 thousand jobs. Labour force rose by 1003 persons to 30462, as the number of inactive people went down by 123 thousand, led the participation rate to rise to 52 from 51.1 percent a year earlier. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment rose by 14 thousand persons and employment rose by 120 thousand in March compared with the previous month.

Turkstat | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2016 12:41:20 PM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.30 10.10 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27638.00 26993.00 27638.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2824.00 3023.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.90 51.80 51.90 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.00 17.00 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 201.56 177.54 201.56 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 231.41 217.55 231.41 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1647.00 1273.50 1647.00 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 78.74 77.70 78.74 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 2801.10 2501.70 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22916.00 23441.20 24040.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.90 46.80 46.90 38.90 percent [+]




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