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

The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.3 percent in August of 2016 from 10.10 percent a year earlier and hitting the highest figure since January 2015. Non-farm unemployment also rose to 13.7 percent from 12.4 percent and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.6 percentage point to 19.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 9.92 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-19 07:00 AM Jun 10.2% 9.4% 9.5%
2016-10-17 07:00 AM Jul 10.7% 10.2% 10.7%
2016-11-15 07:00 AM Aug 11.3% 10.7% 10.9%
2016-12-15 07:00 AM Sep 11.3% 11.1%
2017-01-16 08:00 AM Oct
2017-02-15 08:00 AM Nov




Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 19 Month-High in August


The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.3 percent in August of 2016 from 10.10 percent a year earlier. It was the highest figure since January 2015. Non-farm unemployment also rose to 13.7 percent from 12.4 percent and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.6 percentage point to 19.9 percent.

The number of unemployed persons went up by 435 thousand to 3493 thousand and employment increased by 323 thousand to 27473 thousand. The non-agricultural sector increased 579 thousand jobs while the farm sector lost 257 thousand: employment decreased in agriculture (by 1.2 percentage point) and in industry (by 0.3 percentage point) while rose in services (by 1.8 percentage point), and constuction decreased by 0.1 percentage point.

According to the distribution of employment by sector; 21 percent was employed in agriculture, 19 percent was in industry, 7.4 percent was in construction and 52.6 percent was in services.
 
In addition, the number of people in the labour force rose by 759 thousand to 30967 thousand and those detached from the labour force increased by 323 thousand to 27473 thousand. The participation rate rose 0.5 percentage points from a year earlier to 52.6 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment went up by 66 thousand persons and reached 3 million 475  thousand while employment increased by 34 thousand and reached 27 million 81 thousand in August compared with the previous month
 

Statistic of Turkish l Chusnul Ch Manan| chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
11/15/2016 10:20:53 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.30 10.70 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27473.00 27636.00 27867.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3493.00 3324.00 3493.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.90 51.90 52.10 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.80 19.40 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 244.82 240.15 244.82 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 2752.80 2801.10 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24350.70 22916.00 24350.70 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 46.00 46.10 46.90 38.90 percent [+]



Turkey Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.30 10.70 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2016 percent Monthly
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