Unemployment Rate in Europe, September 2013, Eurostat

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Press Release:  31 October 2013 - 4 Page(s)
Euro Area  European Union  Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment  Unemployment  Unemployment Rate

The euro area(EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.2% in September 2013, stable compared with August. The EU281 unemployment rate was 11.0%, also stable compared with August. In both zones, rates have risen compared with September 2012, when they were 11.6% and 10.6% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

In September 2013, 26.872 million men and women were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 19.447 million were in the euro area. Compared with August 2013, the number of persons unemployed went up by 61 000 in the EU28 and by 60 000 in the euro area. Compared with September 2012, unemployment rose by 978 000 in the EU28 and by 996 000 in the euro area

Original title:  Euro area unemployment rate at 12.2%

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