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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased to 10.60 percent in March of 2015 from 11.20 percent in February of 2015. 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.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 11.20 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. Content for - Turkey Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-15 08:00 AM Jan 11.3% 10.9% 11.2%
2015-05-15 08:00 AM Feb 11.2% 11.3% 11.5%
2015-06-15 08:00 AM Mar 10.6% 11.2% 11%
2015-07-15 08:00 AM Apr 10.6% 10.4%
2015-08-17 08:00 AM May 9.7%
2015-09-15 08:00 AM Jun 9.6%


Turkey Jobless Rate at 6-Month Low


Turkish unemployment rate decreased to 10.6 percent in March of 2015 from 11.2 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since October 2014, as the number of unemployed persons fell while employment rose.

The number of unemployed persons declined to 3.069 million in March from 3.226 million in February. The non-farm unemployment rate eased to 12.6 from 13.2 percent in the previous month.

Youth unemployment stood at 18.6 percent, slowing from 20.0 percent in February.

There were 25.953 million employed persons, up from 25.576 million persons from February, bringing the employment rate to 45.0 percent in March from 44.4 percent in a month earlier.

The labor force participation rate increased to 50.4 percent, following a 50.1 percent rise in the previous month. 

Turkstat l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/15/2015 9:44:31 AM


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Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.60 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 25953.00 25576.00 26586.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3069.00 3226.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.80 18.70 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.90 50.90 51.20 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 193.74 192.16 193.74 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 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/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 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 May/15 5.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]