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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 9.80 percent in July of 2014 from 9.10 percent in June 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.

   
 
 

Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.80 9.10 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 Sunday, October 26, 2014.


Turkey Unemployment Rate Up to 9.8%


Turkish jobless rate increased for the second straight month to 9.8 percent in July of 2014 from 9.1 percent in the previous month. It is the highest rate in five months.

There were 2 million 867 thousand unemployed persons in July. Unemployment rate among 15 to 24 age group was recorded at 18.2 percent and non-agricultural jobless rate reached 12 percent. 

The number of employed persons decreased slightly by 0.6 percent to 26 million 410 thousand persons in July from June, bringing the employment rate down to 46.3 percent. Of those who were employed in July, 22.4 percent worked in agriculture; 19.9 percent was employed in industry; 7.3 percent was employed in construction and 50.5 percent in services. Meanwhile, 36.4 percent of employed persons worked without any social security related to the main job, unchanged from June’s figure. This ratio is higher for agriculture (84 percent) and lower for the non-agricultural sector (22.7 percent). 

The labor force participation rate reached 51.3 percent in July - 72.3 percent for male and 30.8 percent for female.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/15/2014 8:33:20 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 9.0% 9.7% 9.0% 9.3%
2014-08-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 8.8% 9.0% 8.9%
2014-09-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 9.1% 8.8% 8.8%
2014-10-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 9.8% 9.1% 9.8% 9.8%
2014-11-17 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 9.8% 10.2%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.80 9.10 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 25791.00 25863.00 26002.00 19349.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2867.00 2654.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.20 16.20 24.90 14.90 Percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.50 50.40 50.50 43.90 Percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 169.44 166.45 169.44 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 155.60 150.80 155.60 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 [+]