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Turkey Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
12.1 %
Forecast
11.7 %
Previous
12 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Nov 10, 2021
Time to Release
25 Days 0 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
14.8 %
Feb 2009
7.3 %
Jun 2012
10.45 %2005 - 2021Turkish Statistical Institute
In Turkey, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

The unemployment rate in Turkey was unchanged at 12.1 percent in August 2021, following the expiration of pandemic-related job support programs in July. The number of unemployed increased by 11 thousand from the previous month to 3.965 million and employment levels fell by 14 thousand to 28.706 million. Job losses occurred in services, while employment was up in industry, construction and agriculture sectors. Meanwhile, the labor underutilization dropped to 22.0 percent from 23.7 percent a month earlier; while the youth jobless rate for those aged between 15-24 years was down 0.1 percentage point at 22.7 percent.

Turkey Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 11, 202108:06Turkish Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 12.1%
Sep 10, 202107:20Turkey Jobless Rate Rises to 12% in July
Aug 10, 202107:36Turkish Jobless Rate Falls to 3-Year Low
Dec 16, 201912:09Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 13.8% in September
Nov 15, 201910:13Turkish Jobless Rate at 5-Month High of 14%
Oct 15, 201909:40Turkey Jobless Rate Rises to 13.9% in July
Sep 16, 201909:15Turkey Jobless Rate Climbs to 13% in June

Turkey labour Indicators

All Turkey indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Rate
45
Aug 2021
45.1
Jul 2021
38.9
Apr 2009
47.9
Dec 2017
%Monthly2005 - 2021
Full Time Employment
23,012
Dec 2020
23,787.2
Sep 2020
16,911.5
Mar 2009
25,938.1
Sep 2018
ThousandQuarterly2006 - 2020
Living Wage Individual
1,930
Dec 2018
1,820
Dec 2017
1,750
Dec 2016
1,930
Dec 2018
TRY/MonthYearly2015 - 2018
Long Term Unemployment Rate
3.3
Sep 2020
2.8
Jun 2020
1.6
Sep 2012
3.6
Dec 2019
%Quarterly2006 - 2020
Minimum Wages
3,577.5
Dec 2021
3,577.5
Jun 2021
1.5
Jun 1993
3,577.5
Jun 2021
TRY/MonthQuarterly1990 - 2021
Part Time Employment
3,297.3
Dec 2020
2,993
Sep 2020
1,309.6
Sep 2006
3,297.3
Dec 2020
ThousandQuarterly2006 - 2020

Unemployment Rate across Europe

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12.1
Jun 2021
12.6
Mar 2021
11.6
Dec 2019
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2021
Armenia
17
Mar 2021
16
Dec 2020
6.3
Dec 2008
21.9
Mar 2019
%Quarterly1998 - 2021
Austria
6.5
Sep 2021
6.9
Aug 2021
0.8
Aug 1974
12.8
Apr 2020
%Monthly1960 - 2021
Belarus
0.2
Dec 2020
0.2
Jul 2020
0.2
Mar 2020
4
Dec 1996
%Yearly1995 - 2020
Belgium
6.4
Aug 2021
5.9
Jul 2021
5.1
Aug 2020
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
32.54
Jul 2021
32.42
Jun 2021
32.42
Jun 2021
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2021

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