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

The Turkish unemployment rate came in at 10.2 percent in June 2018, unchanged from the previous year's figure, as the number of unemployed increased by 2 percent to 3.315 million and employment rose 2.1 percent to 29.314 million. The labour force participation rate went up to 53.8 percent in June from 53.4 percent a year ago. 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 Holds Steady at 10.2% in June


The Turkish unemployment rate came in at 10.2 percent in June 2018, unchanged from the previous year's figure.

The number of unemployed increased 2 percent from a year earlier to 3.315 million in June, and employment rose 2.1 percent to 29.314 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force went up 0.3 percent to 29.997 million. The participation rate increased to 53.8 percent in June from 53.4 percent a year ago, and the employment rate advanced to 48.4 percent from 48.0 percent.

The non-agricultural jobless rate edged down to 12.1 percent in June from 12.2 percent in the previous year. The non-farm sector added 744 thousand jobs, namely in industry and services while the farm sector lost 133 thousand jobs and the number of construction workers also declined.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, dropped to 19.4 percent from 20.6 percent in the same month a year ago.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose to 10.9 percent in June from 10.6 percent in May.


Turkstat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/17/2018 7:19:02 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-16 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.6% 10.1% 10.2%
2018-08-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.6% 9.5%
2018-09-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2% 9.7% 9.1%
2018-10-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.7%
2018-11-15 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11%
2018-12-17 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1%


Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 9.70 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 29314.00 29138.00 29314.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3315.00 3136.00 3985.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.20 53.00 53.20 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.30 3.20 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.40 17.80 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 153.67 147.86 153.67 56.26 Index Points [+]
Wages 2207.00 1512.00 2207.00 1103.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 162.01 155.68 162.01 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 47.40 47.30 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.20 9.70 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
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France 9.10 Jun/18
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Canada 6.00 Aug/18
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South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
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China 3.83 Jun/18
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Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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