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

The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 10.2 percent in June of 2016 from 9.6 percent a year earlier. Non-farm unemployment also rose to 12.2 percent from 11.7 percent and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.7 percent to 19.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.91 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
10.20 9.40 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 10.2% 9.4% 9.5%
2016-10-17 07:00 AM Jul 10.2% 9.7%
2016-11-15 08:00 AM Aug 10%
2016-12-15 08:00 AM Sep 10.2%

Turkey Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.2% in June


The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 10.2 percent in June of 2016 from 9.6 percent a year earlier. Non-farm unemployment also rose to 12.2 percent from 11.7 percent and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.7 percent to 19.4 percent.

The number of unemployed persons went up by 247 thousand to 3127 thousand and employment increased by 390 thousand to 27651 thousand. The non-agricultural sector added 811 thousand jobs while the farm sector lost 421 thousand: employment increased in services (by 2.1 percentage point) and construction (by 0.2 percentage point) but fell in agriculture (by 1.8 percentage point) and industry (by 0.4 percentage point). According to the distribution of employment by sector, 20.2 percent was employed in agriculture; 19.3 percent in industry; 7.5 percent in construction and 53.1 percent in services. 

In addition, the number of people in the labour force rose by 637 thousand to 30778 thousand and those detached from the labour force increased by 231 thousand to 27908 thousand. The participation rate went up to 52.4 percent from 52.1 percent a year earlier. 

The unemployment rate usually rises from June to January due to seasonal factors. In May, it was lower at 9.4 percent. On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment went up by 166 thousand persons and employment fell by 222 thousand in June compared with the previous month.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/19/2016 7:42:06 AM

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 9.40 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27651.00 27867.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3127.00 2895.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.90 52.10 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 203.61 201.85 203.61 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 46.20 46.80 46.90 38.90 percent [+]




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