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. Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.32 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. 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 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.40 13.80 14.80 7.30 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-15 07:00 AM Jul 13.9% 13% 13.6%
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 13.4% 12.8%


News Stream
2019-12-16
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.

2019-11-15
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.

2019-10-15
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13.9%
Unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 13.9 percent in July 2019 from 10.8 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed increased by 1,065 thousand from a year earlier to 4.60 million in July, while employment declined by 748 thousand to 28.52 million. Meanwhile, the number of people detached from the labour force increased by 511 thousand to 28.39 million. The labour force participation rate edged down to 53.8 percent from 54.0 percent a year earlier and the employment rate decreased to 46.4 percent from 48.2 percent.

2019-09-16
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, as the number of unemployed surged 28.3 percent to 4.253 million while employment decreased 2.7 percent to 28.512 million.

2019-08-15
Turkish Unemployment Rate Jumps in May
Turkey's jobless rate rose to 12.8 percent in May 2019 from 9.7 percent in the same period of the previous year, as the number of unemployed jumped 32.6 percent to 4.157 million while employment fell 3 percent to 28.269 million.

2019-07-16
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13%
Turkey’s unemployment rate rose to 13.0 percent in the March-May 2019 period from 9.6 percent in the same period of the previous year. Although, it was the lowest jobless rate since the October-December period of 2018.


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.

Turkey Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.40 13.80 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28343.00 28440.00 29318.00 18493.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 4396.00 4566.00 4730.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.90 52.90 53.50 43.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.00 3.40 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.30 26.10 28.60 11.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 204.20 200.64 204.20 56.26 points [+]
Minimum Wages 2943.00 2943.00 2943.00 1.50 TRY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 200.60 194.19 200.60 25.97 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 2407.60 2735.70 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 2830.00 TRY/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 1380.00 TRY/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 25244.20 24678.30 25938.10 16911.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 45.70 45.60 47.90 38.90 percent [+]