The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 13.3 percent in November 2019 from 12.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed rose by 327 thousand to 4.308 million. In addition, employment dropped by 145 thousand to 28.169 million, with job losses recorded in construction and agriculture sectors. The labour force participation rate went down to 52.5 percent from 53 percent a year earlier and the employment rate declined to 45.6 percent from 46.5 percent. Turkey Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.34 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. 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. source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Unemployment Rate in Turkey is expected to be 14.70 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 14.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 13.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Turkey Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.30 13.40 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-15 07:00 AM Aug 14% 13.9% 14.1%
2019-12-16 07:00 AM Sep 13.8% 14% 14.5%
2020-01-10 07:00 AM Oct 13.4% 13.8% 12%
2020-02-10 07:00 AM Nov 13.3% 13.4% 12.8%
2020-03-10 07:00 AM Dec 13.3% 14.2%
2020-04-10 07:00 AM Jan 15%
2020-05-11 07:00 AM Feb 14.9%
2020-06-10 07:00 AM Mar 14.7%


News Stream
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13.3% in November
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 13.3 percent in November 2019 from 12.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed rose by 327 thousand to 4.308 million. In addition, employment dropped by 145 thousand to 28.169 million, with job losses recorded in construction and agriculture sectors. The labour force participation rate went down to 52.5 percent from 53 percent a year earlier and the employment rate declined to 45.6 percent from 46.5 percent.
2020-02-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13.4% in October
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 13.4 percent in October 2019 from 11.6 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed went up by 608 thousand to 4.396 million and employment dropped by 527 thousand to 28.343 million, with job losses recorded in agriculture, industry and construction sectors. The labour force participation rate went down to 53 percent from 53.7 percent a year earlier and the employment rate declined to 45.9 percent from 47.5 percent.
2020-01-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13.8% in September
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 13.8 percent in September 2019 from 11.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed rose by 817 thousand to 4.57 million and employment fell by 623 thousand to 28.44 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force went up by 693 thousand to 28.67 million. The labour force participation rate went down to 53.5 percent from 54.0 percent a year earlier and the employment rate decreased to 46.1 percent from 47.8 percent.
2019-12-16
Turkish Jobless Rate at 5-Month High of 14%
Unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 14.0 percent in August 2019 from 11.1 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the highest jobless rate since March, as the number of unemployed rose by 980 thousand from a year earlier to 4.65 million in August, while employment fell by 789 thousand to 28.53 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force went up by 666 thousand to 28.41 million. The labour force participation rate rose to 53.9 percent from 54.3 percent a year earlier and the employment rate decreased to 46.3 percent from 48.3 percent.
2019-11-15

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.