The euro area(EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in November 2013, stable since April. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable since May. In both zones, the rates increased compared with November 2012, when they were 11.8% and 10.8% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat,
the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 26.553 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 19.241 million were in the euro area,were unemployed in November 2013. Compared with October 2013, the number of persons unemployed increased by 19 000 in the EU28 and by 4 000 in the euro area. Compared with November 2012, unemployment rose by 278 000 in the EU28 and by 452 000 in the euro area.