Turkey's unemployment rate rose to 13.0 percent in June 2019 from 10.2 percent in the same period of the previous year, as the number of unemployed surged 28.3 percent to 4.253 million while employment decreased 2.7 percent to 28.512 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.24 percent from 2005 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Turkey is expected to be 14.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Turkey to stand at 15.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 13.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Mar 14.1% 14.7% 14.2%
2019-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Apr 13% 14.1% 13.7%
2019-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate May 12.8% 13% 13.5%
2019-09-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jun 13% 12.8% 13.2%
2019-10-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jul 13% 13.8%
2019-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 14.1%
2019-12-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 14.5%



Turkey Jobless Rate Climbs to 13% in June

Turkey's unemployment rate rose to 13.0 percent in June 2019 from 10.2 percent in the same period of the previous year

The number of unemployed increased 938 thousand from a year earlier to 4.25 million in June, while employment declined 802 thousand to 28.51 million. The non-farm sector lost 569 thousand jobs, mostly in services and manufacturing; and the farm sector shed 232 thousand jobs. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force increased 663 thousand to 28.66 million. The labour force participation rate edged down to 53.3 percent from 53.8 percent a year earlier and the employment rate decreased to 46.4 percent from 48.4 percent.

The non-agricultural jobless rate jumped to 15.3 percent in June from 12.1 percent in the previous year.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, also rose to 24.8 percent from 19.4 percent in the same month a year ago. 

By genders, the jobless rate was higher for both men (11.7 percent from 8.7 percent a year ago) and women (15.6 percent vs 13.2 percent).

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate went down to 13.9 percent in June from 14.0 percent in May, which was the highest level since at least January 2005.



Turkish Statistical Institute | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
9/16/2019 9:15:58 AM



Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.00 12.80 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28512.00 28269.00 29318.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 4253.00 4157.00 4730.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.90 52.80 53.50 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.90 2.60 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.80 23.30 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 200.63 188.85 200.63 56.26 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2558.40 2558.40 2558.40 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 194.11 183.07 194.11 25.97 Index Points [+]
Population 82.00 80.81 82.00 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 2888.30 3079.80 3084.10 1309.60 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 3190.00 3070.00 3190.00 2970.00 TRY/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1820.00 1930.00 1750.00 TRY/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 23669.20 24403.70 25938.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 45.60 45.40 47.90 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.00 12.80 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
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