The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 13.4 percent in February of 2021 from an upwardly revised 12.7 percent in the previous month, the highest jobless rate since July of 2020. Non-agricultural unemployment also increased to 15.3 percent from 13.6 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 250 thousand to 4.236 million while those employed decreased by 22 thousand to 27.477 million with job losses registered mainly in industry and agriculture. Meanwhile, the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years went up to 26.9 percent from 26.5 percent in the prior month. source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Unemployment Rate in Turkey averaged 10.54 percent from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.40 percent in July of 2020 and a record low of 8 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. Turkey Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

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 13.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.90 percent in 2022 and 12.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.40 12.70 14.40 8.00 2005 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-10 07:00 AM Nov 12.9% 12.7% 13.2%
2021-03-10 07:00 AM Dec 12.6% 12.9% 14%
2021-03-10 07:00 AM Jan 12.2% 12.6%
2021-04-12 07:00 AM Feb 13.4% 12.7% 12.5%
2021-05-10 07:00 AM Mar 13.4% 12.7%
2021-06-10 07:00 AM Apr
2021-07-12 07:00 AM May
2021-08-10 07:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Turkey Jobless Rate at 7-Month High
The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 13.4 percent in February of 2021 from an upwardly revised 12.7 percent in the previous month, the highest jobless rate since July of 2020. Non-agricultural unemployment also increased to 15.3 percent from 13.6 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 250 thousand to 4.236 million while those employed decreased by 22 thousand to 27.477 million with job losses registered mainly in industry and agriculture. Meanwhile, the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years went up to 26.9 percent from 26.5 percent in the prior month.
2021-04-12
Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 12.2% in January
The unemployment rate in Turkey declined to 12.2% in January of 2021 from 12.6% a month earlier. Non-agricultural unemployment rate also decreased to 14.2 percent from 14.7%. The number of unemployed dropped by 1 thousand to 3.861 million while those employed increased by 822 thousand to 27.706 million. Employment rose in services (451 thousand), agriculture (366 thousand), industry (14 thousand) while fell in construction (-9 thousand). The labour force increased by 821 million to 31.567 million. Meanwhile, the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years went down to 24.7% from 25.4% in the prior month. In January 2020, the jobless rate was at 12.8%. The data presented in a new format in line with international standards. The new official data sets included a seasonally adjusted measure of labour underutilization, which has risen four straight months to 29.1 percent In January, near peak touched in May last year during the height of Turkey’s COVID-19 lockdown.
2021-03-10
Turkish Jobless Rate Drops to 12.9% in November
The unemployment rate in Turkey declined to 12.9 percent in November of 2020 from 13.3 percent a year earlier. Non-agricultural unemployment rate also decreased to 14.8 percent from 15.4 percent. The number of unemployed dropped by 303 thousand to 4.005 million and those employed also fell by 1.103 million to 27.066 million. Employment fell in agriculture (-361 thousand), industry (-91 thousand) and services (-751 thousand) while construction rose by 101 thousand. The labour force declined by 1.406 million to 31.071 million. Meanwhile, the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years went up to 25.4 percent from 24.5 percent.
2021-02-10
Turkey Jobless Rate at 2-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Turkey fell to 12.7 percent in October of 2020 from 13.4 percent a year earlier, remaining close to levels not seen in two years. Non-agricultural unemployment rate also declined to 14.8 percent from 15.7 percent. The number of unemployed dropped by 391 thousand to 4.16 million and those employed also fell by 896 thousand to 27.447 million. Employment fell in agriculture (-242 thousand), industry (-82 thousand) and services (-684 thousand) while construction rose by 110 thousand. The labour force decreased by 1.288 million to 31.452 million. The youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years went down to 24.9 percent from 30.3 percent.
2021-01-11

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.