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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased to 10.40 percent in October of 2014 from 10.50 percent in September of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.66 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.

      Forecast    
Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 10.50 16.10 8.00 2005 - 2014 percent Monthly
NSA
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 Saturday, January 31, 2015.


Turkey Unemployment Rate Slightly Down in October


Turkey’s jobless rate decreased to 10.4 percent in October of 2014 from 10.5 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed persons dropped.

The number of unemployed persons declined to 3.043 million in October from 3.064 million in September. 

There number of employed persons decreased to 26.138 million from 26.169 million in the previous month. 
Of those who were employed in October, 20.73 percent worked in agriculture; 20.5 percent was employed in industry; 7.7 percent in construction and 51.2 percent in services.

The labor force participation rate decreased slightly by 0.1 percent to 51 percent in October from 51.1 percent a month ago.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 35 percent in October: 82.9 percent in agriculture sector and 22.5 percent in non-agriculture sector.

The youth unemployment increased to 19.7 percent from 19.1 percent in the previous month.

In October 2013, the unemployment rate stood at 9.7 percent.

Statistics Turkey l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/15/2015 1:26:41 PM


Recent Releases

Turkish Unemployment Rate at 19-Month High
Turkish jobless rate increased to 10.5 percent in September of 2014 from 10.1 percent in the previous month. Youth unemployment edged up to 19.1 percent. Published on 2014-12-15

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. Published on 2014-11-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-17 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug
10.1% 9.8% 9.9%
2014-12-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
10.5% 10.1% 10.3%
2015-01-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
10.4% 10.5% 10.5%
2015-02-16 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
10.4% 10.8%
2015-03-16 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
11.5%
2015-04-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
12.3%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26138.00 26169.00 26586.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3043.00 3064.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.50 19.20 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.90 50.70 50.90 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 187.21 178.21 187.21 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 169.90 171.70 171.70 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 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 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 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]