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01.12.2015 10:27 Eurozone's unemployment rate drops to 10.7% in October, the lowest reading since January 2012

Eurostat released its unemployment data for the Eurozone on Tuesday. Eurozone's unemployment rate declined to 10.7% in October from 10.8% in September. It was the lowest reading since January 2012.

 

Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 10.8%.

 

There were 17.240 million unemployed in the Eurozone in October, down by 13.000 from September.

 

The lowest unemployment rate in the Eurozone in October was recorded in Germany (4.5%) and Malta (5.1%), and the highest in Greece (24.6% in August 2015) and Spain (21.6%).

 

The youth unemployment rate was 22.3% in the Eurozone in October, compared to 23.3% in October a year ago.



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