Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 10.10 percent in August of 2014 from 9.80 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.67 Percent from 2005 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 16.10 Percent in February of 2009 and a record low of 8 Percent in June of 2012. Unemployment Rate in Turkey is reported by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

   
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Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.10 9.80 16.10 8.00 2005 - 2014 percent Monthly
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 - Turkey Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, November 27, 2014.


Turkey Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 10.1%


Turkish jobless rate increased to 10.1 percent in August of 2014 from 9.8 percent in the previous month. Youth unemployment rate increased sharply to 18.9 percent from 12 percent in July.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 2.944 million in August from 2.867 million in July. Non-farm unemployment was 12.3 percent.

There were 26.313 million employed persons, down 0.4 percent from July and bringing the employment rate to 46.1 percent. Of those who were employed, 22.1 percent worked in agriculture, 20 percent was employed in industry, 7.5 percent in construction and 50.5 percent in the services sector.

The labour force participation rate decreased slightly by 0.1 percent to 51.2 percent in August. Meanwhile, 27.841 million people were out of the labor force. 

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/17/2014 8:43:52 AM


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Turkey Unemployment Rate Rises in June
Turkey’s jobless rate increased to 9.1 percent in June of 2014, up from 8.8 percent in the previous month and above market forecasts. Published on 2014-09-15


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jun 2014
9.1% 8.8% 8.8%
2014-10-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jul 2014
9.8% 9.1% 9.8% 9.8%
2014-11-17 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug 2014
10.1% 9.8% 9.9%
2014-12-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep 2014
10.1% 9.6%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 25835.00 25782.00 26002.00 19349.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2944.00 2867.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 18.10 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.50 50.50 50.50 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 178.18 169.47 178.18 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 165.70 157.40 165.70 79.50 Index Points [+]
Population 76.67 75.62 76.67 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 391.45 361.76 415.50 157.40 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Oct/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.50 Oct/14 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Sep/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Sep/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Sep/14 12.50 12.80 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Sep/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Oct/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.10 Oct/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Oct/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Oct/14 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.10 Aug/14 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Sep/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Oct/14 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]