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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 10.90 percent in December of 2014 from 10.70 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.67 percent from 2005 until 2014, 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
10.90 10.70 16.10 8.00 2005 - 2014 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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


Turkey Unemployment Rate at 4-Year High


Turkish jobless rate increased for the second straight month to 10.9 percent in December of 2014, reaching the highest since February of 2011 as the number of unemployed persons rose while employment fell.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 3.145 million in December from 3.096 million in November. Non-farm unemployment was 12.9 percent (12.7 percent in the previous month).

Meanwhile, youth unemployment increased to 20.2 percent from 19.9 percent in the previous month.

There were 25.642 million employed persons, down 0.89 percent from November and bringing the employment rate down to 44.7 percent. Employment shrank 3.3 percent in agriculture and 0.29 percent in the non-farm sector. Of those who were employed 19.5 percent worked in agriculture, 20.5 percent in industry, 7.1 percent in construction and 52.8 percent was employed in services.

The labor force participation rate decreased by 0.3 percent to 50.5 percent in December. Meanwhile, 28.614 million people were out of the labor force.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/16/2015 8:58:27 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
10.4% 10.5% 10.5%
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
10.9% 11.2%
2015-05-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
11.5%
2015-06-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
11%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.90 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26237.00 41389.00 41389.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3145.00 3096.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.10 19.40 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.00 51.00 51.00 43.90 percent [+]
Wages 1512.00 1103.00 1512.00 1103.00 TRY [+]
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 391.45 361.76 415.50 157.40 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 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 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]