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

The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 12.7 percent in December of 2016, up from 10.8 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2010 as the number of unemployed persons went up by 668 thousand to 3.872 thousand while employment increased by 221 thousand to 26669 thousand. The non-farm unemployment rose to 14.9 percent (2.2 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 4.8 percentage points to 24 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.98 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)
2017-01-16 07:00 AM Oct 11.8% 11.3% 11.5%
2017-02-15 07:00 AM Nov 12.1% 11.8% 11.7%
2017-03-15 07:00 AM Dec 12.7% 12.1% 12.5%
2017-04-17 07:00 AM Jan 12.7% 12.9%
2017-05-15 07:00 AM Feb 13%
2017-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 12.8%




Turkish Jobless Rate Rises To 12.7% In December


The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 12.7 percent in December of 2016, up from 10.8 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2010 as non-farm unemployment rose to 14.9 percent (2.2 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 4.8 percentage points to 24 percent.

The number of unemployed persons went up by 668 thousand to 3,872 thousand while employment increased by 221 thousand to 26,669 thousand
 
The non-agricultural sector added 307 thousand jobs while the farm sector lost 88 thousand: employment decreased in agriculture (by 0.6 percentage point), industry (by 0.5 percentage point), and construction (by 0.2 percent) but rose in services (by 1 percentage point).
 
According to the distribution of employment by sector; 18.4 percent was employed in agriculture, 19.7 percent in industry, 6.9 percent  in construction, and 54.9 percent was in services.
 
In addition, the number of people in the labour force rose by 888 thousand to 30,540 thousand and those detached from the labour force decreased by 36 thousand to 28,606 thousand. The participation rate rose 0.7 percentage points from a year earlier to 51.6 percent.
 
On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment went up by 49 thousand persons and reached 3 .717 million while employment increased by 36 thousand and reached 27.301 millionpersons in December compared with the previous month.
 
 

Turkstat | Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
3/15/2017 2:59:22 PM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.70 12.10 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26669.00 27067.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3175.00 3872.00 3872.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.40 52.50 52.50 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.10 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.90 19.90 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 210.46 219.04 219.04 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 250.04 244.82 250.04 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 79.81 78.74 79.81 28.23 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2407.40 2505.10 2505.10 2088.50 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1656.70 1709.50 1709.50 1393.80 TRY/Month [+]
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 46.20 46.30 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.70 12.10 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2016 percent Monthly
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