Turkey Unemployment Rate, % of Total Labor Force. Units: Percent of total labor force. Multiplier: . Estimates begin after 2015 . This data is sourced from www.opendataforafrica.org where it is offered under an open data licence (www.opendataforafrica.org/legal/termsofuse). Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, unemployed workers are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm] Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) Latest actual data: 2015. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2015Q4. Employment type: National definition Primary domestic currency: Turkish lira Data last updated: 09/2016.