Turkey's jobless rate at 11 percent in 2018
The region that includes the southeastern provinces of Mardin, Batman, Şırnak and Siirt had the highest unemployment rate with 25 percent, while the region that includes the northern provinces of Kastamonu, Çankırı, Sinop had the lowest unemployment rate with 5.1 percent.
Data also showed that 549,000 new jobs were created last year in Turkey.
“Number of employed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 28.74 million persons with 549,000 persons increase,” TÜİK said.
It said employment rate was 47.4 percent - 65.7 percent for male, and 29.4 percent for female - last year, up 0.3 percentage points versus 2017.
Of those who were employed in 2018, 18.4 percent were employed in agriculture, 19.7 percent in industry, 6.9 percent in construction and 54.9 percent were employed in service sector.
The rate was 72.7 percent for male and 34.2 percent for female.