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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased to 9.60 percent in April from 10.60 percent in March 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
9.60 10.60 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 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. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-15 08:00 AM Feb 11.2% 11.3% 11.5%
2015-06-15 08:00 AM Mar 10.6% 11.2% 11%
2015-07-15 08:00 AM Apr 9.6% 10.6% 10.4%
2015-08-17 08:00 AM May 9.6% 9.7%
2015-09-15 08:00 AM Jun 9.6%
2015-10-15 08:00 AM Jul 9.8%


Turkey Unemployment Rate Falls Further


Turkish jobless rate decreased to 9.6 percent in April of 2015 from 10.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since June of 2014.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 2.821 million in April from 3.069 million in March. 

Non-farm unemployment was 11.6 percent (12.6 percent in the previous month) and youth unemployment decreased to 17 percent from 18.6 percent in the previous month.

There were 26.638 million employed persons, 685 thousand more than in April, bringing the employment rate up to 46.2 percent. Yet, agriculture lost 67 thousand jobs while the non-farm sector gained 511 thousand.

The labor force participation rate increased by 0.2 percent to 51.1 percent in April.  Meanwhile, 28.22 million people were out of the labor force.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2015 8:36:19 AM


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Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26638.00 25953.00 26638.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2821.00 3069.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.10 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.20 18.60 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.00 51.00 51.10 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 193.74 192.16 193.74 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 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]