European unemployment

European unemployment

  • The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in January 2014, stable since October 2013
  • It was also 12.0% in January 2013.
  • The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.8% in January 2014, stable since October 2013
  • It was 11.0% in January 2013
  • 26.231 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 19.175 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in January 2014.
  • Compared with December 2013, the number of persons unemployed increased by 17 000 in both the EU28 and the euro area
  • Compared with January 2013, unemployment decreased by 449 000 in the EU28, and by 67 000 in the euro area.