Turkey: Youth unemployment

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 Turkey

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 17.91
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 17.67
 Min - Max 12.55 - 24.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Turkey from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Turkey during that period was 17.67 percent with a minimum of 12.55 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 24.8 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2023 is 17.91 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Turkey - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Turkey - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Turkey and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 35.11 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.43 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 12.51 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 8.21 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.91 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 53.37 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 33.29 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 35.35 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.57 2023 percent
 Self-employment 29.73 2022 percent
 Informal employment 31.40 2020 percent
 Employment 32.19 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.90 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 400.28 Q3/2023 index points
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