​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Türkiye's overall labor force is around 33.3 million people, which makes the country the 3rd largest labor force in Europe. 

Türkiye’s young population is an important contributor to labor force growth and has boosted the country’s rank over peer countries. Türkiye has posted the largest labor force growth among the EU countries.​

Labor Force (2020)​

​​Source: OECD, World Bank, TurkStat


Annual Average Increase in Labor Productivity (%)​

​A rapid expansion in the number of universities has allowed Türkiye to have more university graduates, enabling Türkiye to transform its young population and large labor force into a skilled workforce.

  • ​More than 8 million students are enrolled in higher education currently
  • Over 9​00,000 university graduates annually
  • World-class engineering education
Number of Universities and University Graduates
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Source: CoHE

A​vailability of Skilled Labor (2021)​

Source: IMD, IMD World Competitiveness Executive Opinion Survey based on an index from 0 to 10​​

Competent Senior Managers (2021)

​​Source: IMD, IMD World Competitiveness Executive Opinion Survey based on an index from 0 to 10​

​Qualified Engineers (2021)​

​​Source: IMD, IMD World Competitiveness Executive Opinion Survey based on an index from 0 to 10​​

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