European unemployment

European unemployment: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in March 2013, up from 12.0% in February
  • The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable compared with February
  • In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with March 2012, when they were 11.0% and 10.3% respectively
  • 26.521 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 19.211 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in March 2013.
  • Compared with February 2013, the number of persons unemployed increased by 69 000 in the EU27 and by 62 000 in the euro area.
  • Compared with March 2012, unemployment rose by 1.814 million in the EU27 and by 1.723 million in the euro area
  • In March 2013, 5.690 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU27, of whom 3.599 million were in the euro area
  • Compared with March 2012, youth unemployment rose by 177 000 in the EU27 and by 184 000 in the euro area.
  • In March 2013, the youth unemployment rate was 23.5% in the EU27 and 24.0% in the euro area, compared with 22.6% and 22.5% respectively in March 2012. I
  • The unemployment rate in the USA was 7.6% in March 2013. In Japan it was 4.3% in February 2013.
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