Turkey Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Turkey youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 23.68%, a 3.95% increase from 2018.
  • Turkey youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.73%, a 0.36% decline from 2017.
  • Turkey youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.08%, a 0.95% increase from 2016.
  • Turkey youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.13%, a 1% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Turkey Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 23.68% 3.95%
2018 19.73% -0.36%
2017 20.08% 0.95%
2016 19.13% 1.00%
2015 18.13% 0.65%
2014 17.48% 0.96%
2013 16.51% 1.21%
2012 15.31% -1.01%
2011 16.32% -2.95%
2010 19.26% -2.96%
2009 22.22% 4.29%
2008 17.93% 1.20%
2007 16.73% 0.75%
2006 15.98% -3.38%
2005 19.36% -0.68%
2004 20.04% 0.09%
2003 19.95% 1.23%
2002 18.72% 2.86%
2001 15.86% 3.07%
2000 12.79% -1.96%
1999 14.75% 0.81%
1998 13.94% -0.21%
1997 14.15% 0.79%
1996 13.36% -2.06%
1995 15.43% -0.51%
1994 15.93% -1.67%
1993 17.60% 1.39%
1992 16.21% 0.96%
1991 15.26% 0.96%