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

Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 10.70 percent in November of 2014 from 10.40 percent in October of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.66 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
10.70 10.40 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015.


Turkey Unemployment Rate Up to 10.7% in November


Turkey’s jobless rate increased to 10.7 percent in November of 2014 from 10.4 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed persons rose.

The number of unemployed persons increased to 3.096 million in November from 3.043 million in October. 

The number of employed persons decreased to 25.874 million from 26.138 million in the previous month.  Of those who were employed in November, 20 percent worked in agriculture, 20.4 percent in industry, 7.6 percent in construction and 52% in services. 

The labor force participation rate decreased slightly to 50.5 percent in November from 51 percent a month ago.

The ratio of persons who worked without any social security related to the main job was recorded at 33.9 percent in November: 81.7 percent in agriculture sector and 22.0 percent in non-agriculture sector.

The youth unemployment increased to 19.9 percent from 19.7 percent in the previous month.

In November 2013, the unemployment rate stood at 9.9 percent.

Turkstat l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/16/2015 8:56:19 AM


Recent Releases

Turkey Unemployment Rate Slightly Down in October
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Turkish Unemployment Rate at 19-Month High
Turkish jobless rate increased to 10.5 percent in September of 2014 from 10.1 percent in the previous month. Youth unemployment edged up to 19.1 percent. Published on 2014-12-15


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
10.5% 10.1% 10.3%
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
10.7% 10.8%
2015-04-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
11.2%
2015-05-15 08:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
11.5%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 25874.00 26138.00 26586.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3096.00 3043.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.50 19.20 24.90 14.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.00 50.90 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 169.90 171.70 171.70 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 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]