EUROSTAT: Greece (26%) and Spain (26.6%) compete in unemployment rates

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 Unemployment in Greece broke a new record in September 2012 as it climbed to 26%, according to EUROSTAT data released on Tuesday. It is 7.1% higher when compared to September 2011. Spain leads in unemployment among the EU members-countries with 26.6% for the same month.

According to Eurostat data, Greece leads in youth unemployment with 57.6% while unemployment among men rose to 22.9% and to 30.1% among women.

In Spain unemployment among youth is at 56.5%.

In November 2012, unemployment in eurozone reached 11.8% and 10.7% in European Union.

That is, a total of 18 million men and women were recorded as unemployed in euro zone member-states.