Turkey Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Turkey unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.92%, a 0.25% increase from 2019.
  • Turkey unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.67%, a 2.78% increase from 2018.
  • Turkey unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.89%, a 0.07% increase from 2017.
  • Turkey unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.82%, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Turkey Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.92% 0.25%
2019 13.67% 2.78%
2018 10.89% 0.07%
2017 10.82% -0.02%
2016 10.84% 0.60%
2015 10.24% 0.36%
2014 9.88% 1.15%
2013 8.73% 0.58%
2012 8.15% -0.65%
2011 8.80% -1.86%
2010 10.66% -1.89%
2009 12.55% 2.84%
2008 9.71% 0.84%
2007 8.87% 0.15%
2006 8.72% -1.92%
2005 10.64% -0.20%
2004 10.84% 0.30%
2003 10.54% 0.18%
2002 10.36% 1.98%
2001 8.38% 1.88%
2000 6.50% -1.19%
1999 7.69% 0.80%
1998 6.89% 0.05%
1997 6.84% 0.21%
1996 6.63% -1.01%
1995 7.64% -0.94%
1994 8.58% -0.38%
1993 8.96% 0.45%
1992 8.51% 0.30%
1991 8.21% 0.30%