Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased for the fourth straight month to 9.30 percent in May from 9.60 percent in April of 2015. It is the lowest figure since June of 2014. 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
9.30 9.60 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. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, August 30, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-15 08:00 AM Mar 10.6% 11.2% 11%
2015-07-15 08:00 AM Apr 9.6% 10.6% 10.4%
2015-08-17 08:00 AM May 9.3% 9.6% 9.4%
2015-09-15 08:00 AM Jun 9.3% 9.3%
2015-10-15 08:00 AM Jul 9.7%
2015-11-16 08:00 AM Aug 10%


Turkey Unemployment Rate at 11-Month Low


Turkish jobless rate decreased for the fourth straight month to 9.30 percent in May from 9.60 percent in April of 2015. Although it is the lowest figure since June of 2014, it was up from 8.8 percent in the same period a year earlier.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 2.789 million in May from 2.821 million in April. 

Non-farm unemployment was 11.4 percent, down from 11.6 percent in the previous month and youth unemployment remained steady at 17 percent.

There were 27.072 million employed persons, 434 thousand more than in April, bringing the employment rate up to 46.9 percent. Yet, agriculture lost 46 thousand jobs while the non-farm sector gained 580 thousand.

The labor force participation rate increased by 0.3 percent to 51 percent in May. 

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/17/2015 8:39:13 AM


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Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.30 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27072.00 26638.00 27072.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2789.00 2821.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.10 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.90 18.20 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.30 51.00 51.30 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 204.07 193.74 204.07 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 166.22 158.99 166.22 71.88 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Minimum Wages 424.26 391.45 424.26 157.36 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jul/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jul/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]