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Euro area unemployment at 8.5%

Euro area unemployment at 8.5%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in April 2018, down from 8.6% in March 2018 and from 9.2% in April 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1% in April 2018, stable compared with March 2018 and down from 7.8% in April 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since September 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Release date: 31/05/2018

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Product Code: 3-31052018-AP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases