European retail trade volumes

European retail trade volumes, May 2014: Eurostat

  • In May 2014 compared with April 2014, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained stable in the euro area (EA18) and fell by 0.1% in the EU28.
  • In April retail trade decreased by 0.2% in the euro area and rose by 0.2% in the EU28.
  • In May 2014 compared with May 2013 the retail sales index increased by 0.7% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

European unemployment rates

European unemployment rates, May 2014: Eurostat

  • The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.6% in May 2014, stable compared with April 2014, but down from 12.0% in May 2013.
  • The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.3% in May 2014, down from 10.4% in April 2014, and from 10.9% in May 2013.
  • 25.184 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 18.552 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in May 2014.
  • Compared with April 2014, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 63 000 in the EU28 and by 28 000 in the euro area.
  • Compared with May 2013, unemployment fell by 1.361 million in the EU28 and by 636 000 in the euro area.