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

Turkish jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month to 11.1 percent in January of 2016 from 10.8 percent in the previous month and reaching a fresh high since February last year. Non-farm unemployment went up to 13 percent from 12.7 percent while youth unemployment rate was steady at 19.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.90 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
11.10 10.80 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-15 08:00 AM Nov 10.5% 10.5% 10.6%
2016-03-15 08:00 AM Dec 10.8% 10.5% 10.4%
2016-04-15 07:00 AM Jan 11.1% 10.8% 10.6%
2016-05-16 07:00 AM Feb 11.1% 10.4%
2016-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 10.3%
2016-07-15 07:00 AM Apr 10.1%

Turkey Unemployment Rate Rises to 11-Month High


Turkish jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month to 11.1 percent in January of 2016 from 10.8 percent in the previous month and reaching a fresh high since February last year. Non-farm unemployment went up to 13 percent from 12.7 percent while youth unemployment rate was steady at 19.2 percent.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 3290 thousand from 3204 in January and employment fell by 173 thousand to 26275 thousand. Of those who were employed, 6.7 percent worked in construction, 18.3 percent worked in agriculture, 20.2 percent in industry and 54.8 percent in services. The labour force participation rate increased to 51.6 percent from 51.5 percent in the previous three months. 

A year earlier, unemployment was slightly higher at 11.3 percent. Compared to February 2015, the agricultural sector lost 30 thousand jobs while non-farm employment increased by 851 thousand: employment in services went up by 1.5 percent but fell 0.8 percent in industry and remained steady in construction.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2016 10:54:04 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.80 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26275.00 26448.00 27342.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3290.00 3204.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.60 51.50 51.60 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.20 19.10 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 177.38 180.78 180.78 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 217.60 214.49 217.60 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 46.40 46.20 46.40 38.90 percent [+]




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