Eurostat Regional yearbook 2013
How has the financial crisis affected regions across the EU? In which regions employment, population and GDP have decreased the most? How has poverty affected the population in rural and urban areas? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the 2013 regional yearbook published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The publication gives an overview of the most recent economic, social and demographic developments in the 272 NUTS level 2 regions and, for some indicators, the 1 315 NUTS level 3 regions of the Member States of the European Union as well as, when available, the regions in the four EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and three of the candidate countries (Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).
It includes fifteen chapters on economy, population, health, education, labour market, structural business statistics, tourism, information society, agriculture, transport, science & technology, European cities, cities and metro regions, income and living conditions and rural development.
As last year, the interactive tool [ http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistical-atlas/gis/viewer/ ]Statistical Atlas on the Eurostat website provides access to all the maps. Eurostat has also recently launched a new interactive tool, [ http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/RSI/ ]Regional Statistics Illustrated, which permits through an interactive map to analyse and compare selected regions through different visualisation options.