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Unemployment in EU, September 2016 – 10.0%, down from 10.6% in a year with 4.125 million young persons out of job

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in September 2016, stable compared to August 2016 and down from 10.6% in September 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since June 2011. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.5% in September 2016, stable compared to August 2016 and down from 9.2% in September 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since February 2009. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 20.789 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 16.181 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in September 2016. Compared with August 2016, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 150 000 in the EU28 and by 101 000 in the euro area. Compared with September 2015, unemployment fell by 1.596 million in the EU28 and by 905 000 in the euro area.

Youth unemployment
In September 2016, 4.125 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 2.875 million were in the euro area. Compared with September 2015, youth unemployment decreased by 425 000 in the EU28 and by 243 000 in the euro area. In September 2016, the youth unemployment rate was 18.2% in the EU28 and 20.3% in the euro area, compared with 20.0% and 22.2% respectively in September 2015. In September 2016, the lowest rate was observed in Germany (6.8%), and the highest were recorded in Greece (42.7% in July 2016), Spain (42.6%) and Italy (37.1%).

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Euro area unemployment at 10.0%

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