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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 11.30 percent in January of 2015 from 10.90 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.67 percent from 2005 until 2015, 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.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.30 10.90 16.10 8.00 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 - Turkey Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.


Turkey Jobless Rate Up for Third Consecutive Month


Turkish unemployment rate increased for the third straight month to 11.3 percent in January of 2015, reaching the highest since February of 2011, as the number of unemployed persons rose while employment fell.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 3.259 million in January from 3.145 million in December. Non-farm unemployment was 13.4 percent (12.9 percent in the previous month).

Meanwhile, youth unemployment slightly decreased to 20.0 percent from 20.2 percent in the previous month.

There were 25.454 million employed persons, down from 25.462 persons from December and bringing the employment rate down to 44.3 percent. Of those who were employed, 19 percent in agriculture, 21 percent in industry, 6.7 percent in construction and 53.3 percent in services sector.

The labor force participation rate  recorded at 50.0 percent, down from 50.5 percent in December. 

Meanwhile, 28.761 million people were out of the labor force.

Turkstat l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2015 11:00:02 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-16 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
10.7% 10.4% 10.6%
2015-03-16 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
10.9% 10.7% 10.8%
2015-04-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
11.3% 10.9% 11.2%
2015-05-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
11.3% 11.5%
2015-06-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
11%
2015-07-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
10.4%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.30 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 25454.00 25642.00 26586.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3259.00 3145.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.60 19.00 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.10 51.00 51.10 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 192.30 187.20 192.30 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 183.20 171.70 183.20 79.50 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 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.20 Mar/15 5.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]