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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey decreased to 8.80 percent in May of 2014 from 9 percent in April 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.

   
 
 
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Turkey Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.80 9.00 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 Saturday, August 30, 2014.


Turkish Unemployment Down to 9-Month Low


Turkey’s jobless rate decreased for the second straight month to 9 percent in April of 2014 from 9.7 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since July of 2013.

The number of employed persons amounted to 26 million 194 thousand in April and the employment rate reached 46.1 percent. 5 million 578 thousand persons were employed in agriculture and 20 million 616 thousand persons worked in the non-agricultural sector. Of those who were employed in April, 21.3 percent worked in agriculture; 20.5 percent was employed in industry; 7.3 percent in construction and 50.9 percent in services.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 34.8 percent in April: 81.2 percent in agriculture sector and 22.3 percent in the non-agriculture sector.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment increased by 2 thousand persons in April compared to the previous period. The number of unemployed persons increased by 11 thousand persons. While youth unemployment rate including 15-24 age group realized as 15.5 percent, unemployment rate for 15-64 age group was recorded at 9.1 percent.

Turkstat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2014 9:13:08 AM


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Turkey Unemployment Rate Rises in February
Turkish jobless rate increased for the fourth consecutive month to 10.2 percent in February of 2014, up from 10.1 percent recorded in the previous month. Since February of 2014, the Household Labour Force Survey methodologies have changed, to ensure its full compliance with the European Union standards. Published on 2014-05-15


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-15 08:00 AM Turkey
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 10.2% 10.1% 10.1% 10.2%
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 8.8% 9.6%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.00 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 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 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 10.10 Feb/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 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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