Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Turkey stood at 11.8 percent in October of 2016, up from 10.50 percent a year earlier. It was the highest level jobless rate since March 2010 as number of unemployed persons went up by 500 thousand to 3.647 thousand while employment increased by 411 thousand to 27267 thousand. The non-farm unemployment rose to 14.1 percent (1.5 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.9 percentage point to 21.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.95 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-15 07:00 AM Aug 11.3% 10.7% 10.9%
2016-12-15 07:00 AM Sep 11.3% 11.3% 11.1%
2017-01-16 07:00 AM Oct 11.8% 11.3% 11.5%
2017-02-15 07:00 AM Nov 11.8% 11.7%
2017-03-15 07:00 AM Dec 12.1%
2017-04-17 07:00 AM Jan 12.5%




Turkish Jobless Rate Up to Over 6-Year High of 11.8%


The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.8 percent in October of 2016 from 10.50 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2010 as non-farm unemployment also rose to 13.7 percent (1.3 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.4 percentage point to 19.9 percent.

The number of unemployed persons went up by 500 thousand to 3.647 thousand and employment increased by 411 thousand to 27267 thousand. The non-agricultural sector increased 579 thousand jobs while the farm sector lost 168 thousand: employment decreased in agriculture (by 0.9 percentage point) and in industry (by 0.6 percentage point) while rose in services (by 1.6 percentage point), and construction unchanged.

According to the distribution of employment by sector; 20.5 percent was employed in agriculture, 19.5 percent was in industry, 7.6 percent was in construction and 53.6percent was in services.

In addition, the number of people in the labour force rose by 911 thousand to 30914 thousand and those detached from the labour force decreased by 55 thousand to 28.076 thousand (employed). The participation rate rose 0.8 percentage points from a year earlier to 52.4 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment went up by 117 thousand persons and reached 3 million 611 thousand while employment decreased by 23 thousand and reached 27 million 312 thousand persons in October compared with the previous month

Statistics of Turkey l Chusnul Ch Manan| chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
1/16/2017 9:04:43 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27267.00 27826.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3647.00 3523.00 3647.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.40 52.80 52.80 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.90 19.90 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 219.04 203.60 219.04 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 244.82 240.15 244.82 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 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 2200.80 2752.80 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24536.30 24350.70 24536.30 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.30 46.40 46.70 38.90 percent [+]



Turkey Unemployment Rate Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.80 11.30 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2016 percent Monthly
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