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

The jobless rate in Turkey declined to 10.9 percent in February of 2016 from 11.2 percent a year earlier as employment increased in services and construction. The unemployment rate usually rises from June to January due to seasonal factors. In the previous month, the jobless rate hit an 11-month high of 11.1 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
10.90 11.10 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)
2016-03-15 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 10.9% 11.1% 11%
2016-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 10.9% 10.5%
2016-07-15 07:00 AM Apr 9.5%
2016-08-15 07:00 AM May 9.2%

Turkey Unemployment Rate Falls in February


The jobless rate in Turkey declined to 10.9 percent in February of 2016 from 11.2 percent a year earlier as employment increased in services and construction. The unemployment rate usually rises from June to January due to seasonal factors. In the previous month, the jobless rate hit an 11-month high of 11.1 percent.

Non-farm unemployment decreased 0.5 percent from the previous year to 12.7 percent and youth unemployment fell 1.4 percent to 18.6 percent. A year earlier, there were 2 thousand more jobless people and 880 thousand less employed people. The labour force went up by 0.7 percent to 50.8 percent, an increase of 877 thousand people.

Of those who were employed, 6.7 percent worked in construction, 18.4 percent was in agriculture, 19.9 percent in industry and 55 percent in services. Employment in services increased by 1 percent and construction edged up 0.3 percent while that of agriculture decreased by 0.3 percent and industry fell 1 percent.

On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the number of unemployed persons declined by 66 thousand to 3224 thousand in February from January. The number of employed persons went up by 181 thousand to 26456 thousand. 

Turkstat | Francisco Caeiro | francisco.caeiro@tradingeconomics.com
5/16/2016 10:38:10 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26456.00 26275.00 27342.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3224.00 3290.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.50 51.60 51.60 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.10 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.60 19.20 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 46.40 46.40 38.90 percent [+]




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