The level of unemployment in the euro area did not change in September


In September 2018, the level of unemployment in the eurozone remained unchanged, maintaining the August value of 8.1%, which was the lowest since November 2008, Eurostat data showed. The September figure confirmed market forecasts. In the EU countries, the unemployment rate also did not change compared with August, when its value was at its lowest level since January 2000 – 6.7%. For the month, the number of unemployed in the EU decreased by 35 thousand, in the eurozone – by 2 thousand. The lowest unemployment rates in monthly terms were shown by the Czech Republic – 2.3%, Germany and Poland – 3.4%. The highest rates were observed in Greece – 19%, and in Spain – 14.9%.

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