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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn May 2018, unemployment in Latvia was 7.4%, which is higher than the average level in the European Union, according to data for 24 member states published by Eurostat.

This data shows that unemployment was higher in Spain (15.8%), Italy (10.7%), France (9.2%), Croatia (8.9%), Cyprus (8.4%) and Finland (7.9%).

The lowest unemployment levels in May were registered in Czech Republic (2.3%), Germany (3.4%) and Poland (3.8%).

Unemployment level in Lithuania was 6.8% in May 2018.

According to seasonally adjusted data, the average unemployment level in the EU was 7% in May.

The average unemployment level in Eurozone member states was 8.4%, which is unchanged compared to April and the lowest level since December 2008.

Eurostat estimates show that there were 17.207 million unemployed people in block countries in May. 14.656 million of them were unemployed people in Eurozone member states. Compared to the same month of 2017, the number of unemployed people has declined by 1.828 million in EU and 1.252 million in Eurozone.

Data for unemployment is not available for Estonia, Greece, Britain and Hungary.


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