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Euro area unemployment 9% – Greece constantly high at 23.5%, youth 48%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.5% in March 2017, stable compared to February 2017 and down from 10.2% in March 2016.

This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since April 2009.

The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.0% in March 2017, down from 8.1% in February 2017 and from 8.7% in March 2016.

This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since January 2009.

These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Unemployed in euro area: 15,515 million

Unemployed in EU28: 19,716 million

Unemployed Greece: 1,117 million – men 19.9%, women 27.9%

Youth (below 25) unemployment increased to 48% in January 2017 from 46.7% in December 2016. Greece is followed by Spain with youth unemployment at 40.5% and Italy at 34.1%

Lowest youth unemployment rate is in Germany with 6.7%

Youth unemployment in Euro area: 19.4%

Youth unemployment in EU28: 17.2%

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