Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 9.10 percent in June of 2014 from 8.80 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.69 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.

   
 
 

Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.10 8.80 16.10 8.00 2005 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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 Monday, September 22, 2014.


Turkey Unemployment Rate Rises in June


Turkey’s jobless rate increased to 9.1 percent in June of 2014, up from 8.8 percent in the previous month and above market forecasts.

The number of employed persons amounted to 26 million 586 thousand in June and the employment rate occured at 46.7 percent. 5 million 937 thousand persons were employed in agriculture and 20 million 650 thousand persons worked in the non-agricultural sector. Of those who were employed in June, 22.3 percent worked in agriculture; 20.1 percent was employed in industry; 7.4 percent in construction and 50.3 percent in services.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 36.4 percent in June: 83.6 percent in agriculture sector and 22.8 percent in the non-agriculture sector.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment decreased by 96 thousand persons in June and reached 25 million 859 thousand persons compared to the previous period. The number of unemployed persons increased by 115 thousand persons. Youth unemployment rate including 15-24 age group realized as 16.7 percent, unemployment rate for 15-64 age group was recorded at 9.3 percent.

Turkstat l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/15/2014 8:29:15 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-16 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 9.7% 10.2% 11.4%
2014-07-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 9.0% 9.7% 9.0% 9.3%
2014-08-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 8.8% 9.0% 8.9%
2014-09-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 9.1% 8.8% 8.8%
2014-10-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 9.1% 9.8%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 25996.00 26002.00 26032.00 19349.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2551.00 2579.00 3802.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.90 1.90 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.20 16.20 24.90 14.80 Percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.50 50.40 51.20 43.90 Percent [+]
Wages 165.11 162.99 165.11 57.77 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 169.44 166.45 169.44 57.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 155.60 150.80 155.60 79.50 Index Points [+]
Population 76.67 75.62 76.67 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 405.20 415.50 415.50 157.40 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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