Euro area unemployment stable

European unemployment, Dec  2013: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in December 2013, stable since October.
  • It was 11.9% in December 2012.
  • The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.7% in December 2013, down from 10.8% in November.
  • It was 10.8% in December 2012.
  • 26.200 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 19.010 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in December 2013.
  • Compared with November 2013, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 162 000 in the EU28 and by 129 000 in the euro area.
  • Compared with December 2012, unemployment decreased by 173 000 in the EU28, but increased by 130 000 in the euro area.
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