Unemployment rates in Europe’s regions: Map + Infographic. Unemployment in the eurozone dropped to 8.1 percent, the lowest in almost ten years – since November 2008. On Monday, October 1, reports Eurostat. In July this year, the figure was 8.2 percent, in August last year – 9 percent.
The unemployment rate in the European Union is 6.8 percent, in August last year it was 7.5 percent.
As of August this year, the lowest unemployment in the Czech Republic is 2.5 percent, as well as in Germany and Poland (3.4 percent each). The highest unemployment rate this month was recorded in Greece (19, 1 percent) and in Spain (15.2 percent).
Among young people, according to Eurostat, 3.315 million people were considered unemployed in the European Union, of which 2.367 million were in the eurozone. Here, Eurostat counted people under 25 years old.
Compared to last August, the number of unemployed young people in the EU decreased by 431 thousand, in the eurozone – by 275 thousand.
Unemployment rates in Europe
Regions with the lowest unemployment rates:
|Střední Čechy||Czech Republic||2.1%|
Regions with the highest unemployment rates:
|2.||Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla||Spain||27.6%|