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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Turkey

Turkey Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 13.4 % Feb/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 26.9 % Feb/21
Employed Persons 27477 Thousand Person | 27.477 Million Person Feb/21
Employment Rate  43.4 % Feb/21
Full Time Employment 23012 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.3 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 3297 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 4236 Thousand Persons | 4.236 Million Persons Feb/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Turkey - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Turkey?

  • Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 13.4 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 14.4 % and minimum was 8 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
13.4 Feb/21 12.04.2021
12.2 Jan/21 10.03.2021
12.9 Nov/20 10.02.2021
12.7 Oct/20 11.01.2021
12.7 Sep/20 10.12.2020
13.2 Aug/20 10.11.2020
13.4 Jul/20 12.10.2020
13.4 Jun/20 10.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Tayyip Erdogan 28.08.2014 - 10.1000 10.1000 13.0000 9.3000 0.00%
Abdullah Gul 28.08.2007 - 28.08.2014 8.7000 9.8000 14.8000 7.3000 12.64%
Necdet Sezer 16.05.2000 - 28.08.2007 10.4000 8.4000 10.9000 8.0000 -19.23%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Turkey - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Turkey?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 26.9 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 28.6 % and minimum was 11 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
26.9 Feb/21 12.04.2021
24.7 Jan/21 10.03.2021
24.9 Oct/20 17.02.2021
24.3 Sep/20 29.12.2020
25.9 Jul/20 12.10.2020
26.1 Jun/20 10.09.2020
24.9 May/20 10.08.2020
24.4 Apr/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Tayyip Erdogan 28.08.2014 - 18.9000 19.0000 24.5000 16.0000 0.53%
Abdullah Gul 28.08.2007 - 28.08.2014 19.9000 18.2000 28.6000 15.5000 -8.54%
Necdet Sezer 16.05.2000 - 28.08.2007 11.7000 19.2000 23.7000 11.0000 64.10%
Suleyman Demirel 16.05.1993 - 16.05.2000 17.2000 16.2000 18.2000 13.3000 -5.81%
Turgut Ozal 09.11.1989 - 17.04.1993 17.2000 16.7000 17.2000 13.7000 -2.91%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Turkey - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Turkey?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Turkey decreased to 27477 Thousand Person (27.477 Million Person) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 28965 Thousand Person and minimum was 19349 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
27477 Feb/21 12.04.2021
27706 Jan/21 10.03.2021
27066 Nov/20 10.02.2021
27447 Oct/20 11.01.2021
27707 Sep/20 10.12.2020
27554 Aug/20 10.11.2020
27263 Jul/20 12.10.2020
26531 Jun/20 10.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Turkey - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Turkey?

  • Employment Rate in Turkey decreased to 43.4 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 48 % and minimum was 38.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
43.4 Feb/21 12.04.2021
43.8 Jan/21 10.03.2021
43.1 Nov/20 13.02.2021
43.2 Oct/20 11.01.2021
43.3 Sep/20 12.12.2020
43 Aug/20 14.11.2020
42.6 Jul/20 12.10.2020
41.6 Jun/20 10.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Turkey - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Turkey?

  • Full Time Employment in Turkey decreased to 23012 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 25938 Thousand Person and minimum was 16912 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
23012 4Q/20 27.03.2021
23787 3Q/20 10.02.2021
22139 2Q/20 28.09.2020
22934 1Q/20 26.08.2020
24516 4Q/19 13.04.2020
25244 3Q/19 20.01.2020
24678 2Q/19 29.10.2019
24404 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Turkey - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Turkey?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 3.3 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3.6 % and minimum was 1.6 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.3 3Q/20 16.01.2021
2.8 2Q/20 17.10.2020
3.4 1Q/20 25.08.2020
3.6 4Q/19 21.04.2020
3.4 3Q/19 21.01.2020
3 2Q/19 11.11.2019
2.9 1Q/19 29.10.2019
2.6 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Turkey - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Turkey?

  • Part Time Employment in Turkey increased to 3297 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3297 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1310 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
3297 4Q/20 27.03.2021
2993 3Q/20 13.02.2021
2994 2Q/20 26.09.2020
3056 1Q/20 26.08.2020
2780 4Q/19 13.04.2020
2408 3Q/19 20.01.2020
2736 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3080 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Turkey - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Turkey?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Turkey increased to 4236 Thousand Persons (4.236 Million Persons) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 4591 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1909 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
4236 Feb/21 12.04.2021
3861 Jan/21 10.03.2021
4005 Nov/20 10.02.2021
4005 Oct/20 11.01.2021
4016 Sep/20 10.12.2020
4194 Aug/20 10.11.2020
4227 Jul/20 12.10.2020
4101 Jun/20 10.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Turkey by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Turkey

Index Updated Actual Previous
Minimum Wages 4Q/21 434.118 USD/Month 434.118
Retirement Age Men 2021 60 60
Labor Force Participation Rate Feb/21 50.1 % 49.8
Living Wage Individual 2018 281.547 USD/Month 265.5
Wages High Skilled 2018 412.838 USD/Month 412.838
Wages Low Skilled  2018 201.313 USD/Month 201.313

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Mar/21 15.1 % 16.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Mar/21 23.83 % 22.6
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 4Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Feb/21 13.4 % 12.7
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2