Turkey: Unemployment rate

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 Turkey

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 8.9
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2005 - December 2023
 Average 10.54
 Min - Max 7.3 - 15.1
 Source Turkish Statistical Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Turkey from January 2005 to December 2023. The average value for Turkey during that period was 10.54 percent with a minimum of 7.3 percent in June 2012 and a maximum of 15.1 percent in January 2019. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Turkey - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Turkey - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2005-2023
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Source: Turkish Statistical Institute


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 34.28 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.43 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 12.72 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 8.73 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.91 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 53.37 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 32.67 2022 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 127.60 Q3/2023 index points
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