Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.6 percent in September 2017 from 11.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed declined by 104 thousand from the previous year to 3.419 million while the number of employed increased by 1.233 million to 28.797 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.05 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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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Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 10.6% in September


The Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.6 percent in September 2017 from 11.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed declined by 104 thousand to 3.419 million.

The non-agricultural jobless rate went down to 12.8 percent from 13.7 percent a year earlier, while the youth unemployment rate edged up to 20 percent from 19.9 percent.

Employment increased by 1.233 million to 28.797 million in September, as the non-agricultural sector added 1.036 million jobs and the farm sector added 197 thousand jobs. Employment went up in services (0.4 percentage points) and was unchanged in construction, while it fell in industry (-0.3 percentage points) and agriculture (-0.2 percentage points). The overall employment rate rose to 47.9 percent from 46.8 percent in September 2016.

The labour force went up by 1.128 million to 32.215 million in September, bringing the participation rate to 53.6 percent from 52.8 percent a year ago, while those detached from it rose by 35 thousand to 27.861 million.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate edged down to 10.7 percent from 10.8 percent in the previous month.

Turkish Statistical Institute l Chusnul Ch Manan |
12/15/2017 9:37:41 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.2% 10.8%
2017-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.7% 11.5%
2017-12-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.6% 11.7%
2018-01-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6%
2018-02-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-03-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28797.00 28828.00 28828.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3419.00 3404.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.10 53.00 53.10 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.60 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.00 20.60 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 240.32 232.11 240.32 71.88 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1777.50 1647.00 1777.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 279.26 269.88 279.26 57.70 Index Points [+]
Population 79.81 78.74 79.81 28.23 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 TRY/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 2832.10 2799.40 3067.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2870.00 2830.00 2870.00 2430.00 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1720.00 1690.00 1720.00 1330.00 TRY/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 24850.90 23369.40 24850.90 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 47.40 47.30 47.40 38.90 percent [+]


Turkey Unemployment Rate

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 10.60 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Spain 16.38 Sep/17
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