European unemployment rate rising

European unemployment rate rising: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in May 2012, compared with 11.0% in April4. It was 10.0% in May 2011
  • The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.3% in May 2012, compared with 10.2% in April. It was 9.5% in May 2011
  • 24.868 million people  in the EU27 were unemployed in May 2012
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