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Turkey Unemployment

Turkey Unemployment

Unemployment in Turkey

Turkey's unemployment rate from 2013 to 2022 was generally in double digits amid strong growth in the size of the labor force. The COVID-19 pandemic further impacted job markets. By 2022, despite some economic recovery, unemployment remained a concern, particularly among youth and in the face of persistent inflation and currency devaluation.

The unemployment rate in Turkey averaged 11.1% in the decade leading up to 2022, significantly higher than the 7.4% average for Eastern Europe. The unemployment rate in 2022 was 10.5%. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.

Turkey Unemployment Chart

Note: This chart displays Unemployment Rate for Turkey from 2014 to 2023.

Turkey Unemployment Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unemployment (% of active population, aop) 10.9 13.7 13.1 12.0 10.5
Unemployment (s.a. % of active population) 12.7 13.4 12.6 11.0 10.3
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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