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

The unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 9.6 percent in April 2018 from 10.7 percent in the corresponding month a year earlier. It was the lowest rate since May 2016, as the number of unemployed declined by 6.1 percent to 3.09 million and employment rose by 3 percent to 29.01 million. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.06 percent from 2005 until 2018, 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 Drops Below 10% for 1st Time in 2 Years


The unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 9.6 percent in April 2018 from 10.7 percent in the corresponding month a year earlier. It was the lowest rate since May 2016.

The number of unemployed declined 6.1 percent to 3.086 million in April, and employment rose 3 percent to 29.009 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force went up 0.6 percent to 28.424 million. The participation rate increased to 58.3 percent in April from 57.8 percent a year ago, and the employment rate advanced to 52.6 percent from 51.6 percent.

The non-agricultural jobless rate also decreased to 11.4 percent in April from 12.4 percent in the previous year. The non-farm sector added 868 thousand jobs, namely in industry and services while the farm sector lost 15 thousand jobs and the number of construction workers also declined.

Among youth, the unemployment rate dropped to 16.9 percent in April from 19.8 percent a year earlier.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in April from 9.9 percent in March.


Turkstat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/16/2018 7:21:25 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.8% 10.5%
2018-06-18 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.6% 10.3%
2018-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.6% 10.1% 10.2%
2018-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1%
2018-09-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.9%
2018-10-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 10.10 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 29009.00 28499.00 29009.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3086.00 3210.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.10 53.00 53.10 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.90 17.70 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 147.86 132.92 147.86 56.26 Index Points [+]
Wages 2207.00 1512.00 2207.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.45 285.94 285.94 25.97 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 2029.50 1777.50 2029.50 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
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 3084.10 2824.70 3084.10 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 24245.70 24902.90 25530.40 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 47.60 47.70 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.60 10.10 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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