The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2017, stable compared to July
2017 and down from 9.9% in August 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February
2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.6% in August 2017, down from 7.7% in July 2017 and from 8.5% in
August 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since November 2008. These figures are published by
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 18.747 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 14.751 million in the euro area, were
unemployed in August 2017. Compared with July 2017, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 104 000
in the EU28 and by 42 000 in the euro area. Compared with August 2016, unemployment fell by 1.923 million in
the EU28 and by 1.319 million in the euro area.