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

Turkish unemployment rate increased to 10.5 percent in October of 2015 from 10.3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 10.3 percent. It is the highest jobless rate since March as the number of unemployed people rose. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.88 percent from 2005 until 2015, 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.

Turkey Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.50 10.30 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2015 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-16 08:00 AM Aug 10.1% 9.8% 10.1%
2015-12-15 08:00 AM Sep 10.3% 10.1% 10.3%
2016-01-15 08:00 AM Oct 10.5% 10.3% 10.3% 10.4%
2016-02-15 08:00 AM Nov 10.5% 10.6%
2016-03-15 08:00 AM Dec 10.7%
2016-04-15 07:00 AM Jan 10.6%

Turkish Jobless Rate Highest in 7 Months


Turkish unemployment rate increased to 10.5 percent in October of 2015 from 10.3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 10.3 percent. The figure marked the highest since March.

The number of unemployed went up by 104 thousand to 3,147 million from 3,043 million in October 2014. In the same period, non-agricultural unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 12.6 percent while youth unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 19.3 percent.

There were 26,856 million employed persons, as compared to 26,138up 987 thousand million persons in the previous year, bringing the employment rate to 46.2 percent. Of those who were employed, 20.4 percent was employed in agriculture (-0.3 percentage points from October 2014), 20.0 percent was employed in industry (-0.5 percentage points compared to the same period a year earlier), 7.6 percent was employed in construction (unchanged from October 2014) and 52.0 percent was employed in services (+0.8 percentage points compared to October 2014).

The labor force participation rate increased 0.6 percentage points from a year earlier to 51.6 percent in October 2015. The activity rate for males increased by 0.4 percentage points to 71.9 percent, while for females it grew by 0.9 percentage points to 31.8 percent.

In October 2014, unemployment was at 10.4 percent.

Turkstat l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/15/2016 8:40:30 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26856.00 27156.00 27342.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3147.00 3103.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.50 51.60 51.60 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.30 18.50 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 180.78 169.75 180.78 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 214.49 204.07 214.49 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1647.00 1273.50 1647.00 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 77.70 76.67 77.70 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 2386.40 2800.10 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24040.10 23524.30 24040.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.10 46.30 46.30 38.90 percent [+]




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