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

Turkish jobless rate declined to 10.1 percent in March of 2016 from 10.6 percent a year earlier. Non-farm unemployment fell to 11.9 percent from 12.6 percent and youth unemployment rate decreased to 17 percent from 18.6 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
10.10 10.90 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-15 07:00 AM Jan 11.1% 10.8% 10.6%
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 10.1% 9.5%
2016-08-15 07:00 AM May 9.2%
2016-09-19 07:00 AM Jun 9.5%

Turkey Unemployment Rate Down for 2nd Month


Turkish jobless rate declined to 10.1 percent in March of 2016 from 10.6 percent a year earlier. Non-farm unemployment fell to 11.9 percent from 12.6 percent and youth unemployment rate decreased to 17 percent from 18.6 percent.

The number of unemployed persons dropped to 3023 thousand from 3069 thousand a year earlier and employment went up by 1040 thousand to 26993 thousand. The non-agricultural sectors added 1141 thousand jobs while the farm sector lost 100 thousand. In addition, the number of inactive people fell by 109 thousand, bringing participation rate up to 51.3 percent (50.4 percent a year earlier). 

The unemployment rate usually rises from June to January due to seasonal factors. In February, the jobless rate declined to 10.9 percent, after hitting an 11-month high of 11.1 percent in January.  On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment fell by 60 thousand persons and employment rose by 180 thousand in March compared with the previous month.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/15/2016 8:34:14 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.90 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26993.00 26456.00 27342.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3023.00 3224.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.80 51.50 51.80 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.10 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.00 18.60 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 2501.70 2386.40 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23441.20 24040.10 24040.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 46.40 46.80 38.90 percent [+]




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