European unemployment

European unemployment, November 2012: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.8% in November 2012, up from 11.7% in October
  • The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.7% in November 2012, stable compared with October
  • In both  zones, rates have risen markedly compared with November 2011, when they were 10.6% and 10.0% respectively.
  • 26.061 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 18.820 million were in the euro area,

    were unemployed in November 2012.

  • Compared with October 2012, the number of persons unemployed increased

    by 154 000 in the EU27 and by 113 000 in the euro area.

  • Compared with November 2011, unemployment rose by

    2.012 million in the EU27 and by 2.015 million in the euro area.

  • In November 2012, 5.799 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU27, of whom 3.733 million
    were in the euro area
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