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25 million people remain unemployed in Europe

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCompared to April, seasonally adjusted data regarding unemployment in the European Union for May 2014 shows that rates of unemployment have dropped to 10.3%.

Unemployment in Eurozone was 10.6% this May. Unemployment rate in Eurozone has not changed in comparison with April, according to latest data from Eurostat.

This May, there were 25,184 million unemployed persons in the EU, including 16,552 million in Eurozone.

Compared with April, the number of unemployed persons has reduced by 63,000 in the EU and by 28,000 in Eurozone.

Compared with 2013, the number of unemployed persons has reduced by 1,361 million in the EU and by 636,000 in Eurozone.

The highest level of unemployment is reported in Spain – 25.1%, Croatia – 16.3% and Cyprus – 15.3%.

Unemployment in Greece is reported to be higher than that in Spain (nearly 26.8%). However, in Greece’s case, statistical data is only available for March, not May.

Data is not yet available for Latvia and Estonia. However, according to data for Q1 2014, Latvia’s unemployment level has reached 11.4%.

The lowest unemployment rates are reported in Austria (4.7%), Germany (5.1%) and Malta (5.7%).

Lithuania’s unemployment level was 11% this May.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    I suppose too early to add the millions of Ukrainians who will be added to it as a consequence of the Association Agreement.

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    • Linda says:

      The problem with these figures is that the statisticians insist on adding the early retirees to the figures as these people are too young for state pension and so therefore must be unemployed!!

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      • Oddis says:

        Yes, Linda, the is no crisis in the EU. All is well! All unemployed are really not unemployed.

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