Turkey Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 24.64%, a 4.91% increase from 2018.
  • Turkey youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.73%, a 0.35% 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 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Turkey Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 24.64% 4.91%
2018 19.73% -0.35%
2017 20.08% 0.95%
2016 19.13% 1.00%
2015 18.13% 0.65%
2014 17.48% 0.97%
2013 16.51% 1.20%
2012 15.31% -1.01%
2011 16.32% -2.94%
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% -2.07%
1995 15.43% -0.50%
1994 15.93% -1.67%
1993 17.60% 1.39%
1992 16.21% 0.95%
1991 15.26% 0.95%