Eurostat: Greece remains the country with most jobless in all categories
Unemployment in our country remained stable in November 2017, compared with October. According to Eurostat data, the unemployment rate in Greece remained unchanged at 20.9%. A slight rise in youth unemployment (under from 42% to 43.7% was recorded.
Compared to November 2016, the jobless rate declined from 23.3% to 20.9%, recording the second largest drop in the EU within a year.
In the Eurozone as a whole, the unemployment level stood at 8.6% for January 2018 compared to December 2017, registering the lowest level since December 2008, while it remained unchanged at 7.3% in January and in the EU.
Overall, there were 17.931 million jobless registered in the EU for January and 14.111 million unemployed in the Eurozone.
Greece still remains the EU member-state with the highest rate of unemployment (20.9% in November), followed by Spain (16.3%). The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in the Czech Republic (2.4%), Malta and Germany (3.6%).
In Greece, the number of unemployed in November amounted to 996,000, with the rate for men being 17.1% and for women 25.8%.
Youth unemployment (under 25) in Greece stood at 43.7%, a rise from 42% in October. In EU, the comparative rate was Spain (36%) and Italy (31.5%).
The lowest rates were recorded in the Czech Republic (5.8%), Estonia (6.5%) and Germany (6.6%).
Finally, the November rate for youth unemployment in the Eurozone amounted to 18.2% and in the EU to 16.2%.
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