European unemployment

European unemployment, December 2012: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.7% in December 2012, stable compared  with November.
  • The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.7%, also stable compared with November
  • In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with December 2011, when they were 10.7% and 10.0% respectively
  • 25.926 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 18.715 million were in the euro area,  were unemployed in December 2012.
  • Compared with December 2011, unemployment rose by 1.763 million in the EU27 and by 1.796 million in the euro area.

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