Turkey Unemployment Rate 2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.4 percent in December 2017 from 12.7 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 581 thousand from the previous year to 3.291 million while the number of employed went up by 1.619 million to 28.288 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 10.4% in December


The Turkish jobless rate fell to 10.4 percent in December 2017 from 12.7 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed declined by 581 thousand to 3.291 million.

The non-agricultural jobless rate went down to 12.3 percent from 14.9 percent a year earlier, while the youth unemployment rate dropped to 19.2 percent from 21.5 percent.

Employment increased by 1.619 million to 28.288 million in December 2017, as the non-agricultural sector added 1.365 million jobs and the farm sector added 255 thousand jobs. Employment went up in services (0.1 percentage points) and construction (0.4 percentage points), while it fell in industry (-0.2 percentage points) and agriculture (-0.1 percentage points). The overall employment rate rose to 46.9 percent from 45.1 percent in December 2016.

The labour force went up by 1.039 million to 31.579 million in December, bringing the participation rate to 52 4 percent from 51.6 percent a year ago, while those detached from it rose by 110 thousand to 28.716 million.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate edged down to 9.9 percent from 10.1 percent in the previous month.
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Turkish Statistical Institute l Chusnul Ch Manan |
3/15/2018 7:51:22 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.6% 10.4%
2018-02-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.3% 10.8%
2018-03-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.3% 11.5%
2018-04-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.8%
2018-05-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5%
2018-06-18 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.3%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28288.00 28515.00 28828.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3291.00 3275.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.40 53.20 53.20 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.20 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.20 19.30 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 239.21 240.32 240.32 71.88 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2029.50 1777.50 2029.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 285.94 279.26 285.94 57.70 Index Points [+]
Population 80.81 79.81 80.81 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 2824.70 2462.00 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 24902.90 25530.40 25530.40 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 48.00 47.80 48.00 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 March of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 10.30 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 12.60 Feb/18
Italy 11.10 Jan/18
Turkey 10.40 Dec/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.60 Jan/18
Canada 5.80 Feb/18
Australia 5.60 Feb/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Feb/18
United Kingdom 4.30 Jan/18
Netherlands 4.10 Feb/18
United States 4.10 Feb/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Feb/18
Germany 3.50 Feb/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Mexico 3.20 Feb/18
Switzerland 3.20 Feb/18
Japan 2.40 Jan/18


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