Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Turkey increased to 13 percent in January of 2017, up from 11.1 percent a year earlier and the highest since February of 2010 when it was recorded at 13.5 percent. Non-farm unemployment went up to 15.2 percent from 13 percent and youth unemployment rose to 24.5 percent from 19.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-15 07:00 AM Nov 12.1% 11.8% 11.7%
2017-03-15 07:00 AM Dec 12.7% 12.1% 12.5%
2017-04-17 07:00 AM Jan 13% 12.7% 13%
2017-05-15 07:00 AM Feb 13% 12.8%
2017-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 12.3%
2017-07-17 07:00 AM Apr 9.5%




Turkey Unemployment Rate Reaches 7-Year High


The jobless rate in Turkey increased to 13 percent in January of 2017, up from 11.1 percent a year earlier and the highest since February of 2010 when it was recorded at 13.5 percent. Non-farm unemployment went up to 15.2 percent from 13 percent and youth unemployment rose to 24.5 percent from 19.2 percent.

The number of unemployed persons rose by 695 thousand to 3.985 million and employment went up at a slower pace (397 thousand to 26.672 million). In addition, the labour force increased by 1.093 million to 30.658 million. There were 33 thousand more people detached from the labour force, reaching 28.835 million. 

The non-agricultural sector added 317 thousand jobs and the farm sector added 81 thousand: employment rose in sevices (0.6 percent) but was barely unchanged in agriculture and fell in industry (-0.4 percent) and construction (-0.2 percent).

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate fell to 11.8 percent in January from 12 percent in December of 2016.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2017 7:57:06 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.00 12.70 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26672.00 26669.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3985.00 3872.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.50 52.40 52.50 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.10 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.00 22.60 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 210.46 219.04 219.04 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 250.04 244.82 250.04 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 79.81 78.74 79.81 28.23 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2407.40 2505.10 2505.10 2088.50 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1656.70 1709.50 1709.50 1393.80 TRY/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 2712.00 2200.80 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23617.60 24536.30 24536.30 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.30 46.20 46.70 38.90 percent [+]


Turkey Unemployment Rate Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.00 12.70 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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