Turkey Unemployment Rate  2005-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Turkish unemployment rate edged up to 9.4 percent in May 2016 from 9.3 percent a year earlier, as the number of unemployed rose by 106 thousand to 2.895 million. Non-farm unemployment went down to 11.3 percent from 11.4 percent while youth unemployment rate rose to 17.4 percent from 17 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.90 percent from 2005 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.40 9.30 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2016 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. Turkey Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-15 07:00 AM Mar 10.1% 10.9% 10.5%
2016-07-15 07:00 AM Apr 9.3% 10.1% 9.9% 9.5%
2016-08-15 07:00 AM May 9.4% 9.3% 9.2%
2016-09-19 07:00 AM Jun 9.4% 9.5%
2016-10-17 07:00 AM Jul 9.7%
2016-11-15 08:00 AM Aug 10%

Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 9.4% in May 2016


Turkish unemployment rate edged up to 9.4 percent in May 2016 from 9.3 percent a year earlier, as the number of unemployed rose by 106 thousand to 2.895 million. Non-farm unemployment went down to 11.3 percent from 11.4 percent while youth unemployment rate rose to 17.4 percent from 17 percent.

The number of unemployed persons rose by 106 thousand to 2.895 million from 2.789 million a year earlier and employment went up by 795 thousand to 27.867 million. The non-agricultural sectors added 1.290 million jobs while the farm sector lost 234 thousand. According to the distribution of employment by sector; 19.9 percent was employed in agriculture, 19.3 percent was in industry, 7.7 percent was in construction and 53.1 percent was in services. Employment in services increased by 1.6 p.p. and construction increased by 0.5 p.p. while agriculture decreased by 1.4 p.p. and industry decreased by 0.7 p.p.. 

The number of persons in the labour force increased by 902 thousand to 30.763 million compared with 29.861 million the same period of the previous year. Labour force participation rate was recorded at 52.5 percent, 0.8 p.p. higher than 51.7 percent a year earlier. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment rose by 146 thousand persons and employment fell by 4 thousand in May compared with the previous month.

Turkstat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/15/2016 9:18:50 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27867.00 27638.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2895.00 2824.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.10 51.90 52.10 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.40 16.00 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 201.56 177.54 201.56 71.88 Index Points [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 240.15 231.41 240.15 57.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1647.00 1273.50 1647.00 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Population 78.74 77.70 78.74 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 2801.10 2501.70 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22916.00 23441.20 24040.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 46.90 46.90 38.90 percent [+]




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