EUROSTAT Release: April 2014 Euro area unemployment rate

EUROSTAT Release: April 2014 Euro area unemployment rate

According to new data on unemployment, published by Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union), the euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.7% in April 2014, down from 11.8% in March 2014, and from 12.0% in April 2013. The EU281 unemployment rate was 10.4% in April 2014, down from 10.5% in March 20144, and from 10.9% in April 2013.

  • In April 2014, 25.699 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 18.751 million were in the euro area, were unemployed. Compared with March 2014, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 151 000 in the EU28 and by

 

 

76 000 in the euro area. Compared with April 2013, unemployment fell by 1.167 million in the EU28 and by 487 000 in the euro area.

  • In April 2014, 5.259 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 3.381 million were in the euro area. Compared with April 2013, youth unemployment decreased by 415 000 in the EU28 and by

 

 

  • 202 000 in the euro area. In April 2014, the youth unemployment rate was 22.5% in the EU28 and 23.5% in the euro area, compared with 23.6% and 23.9% respectively in April 2013.

 

 

  • In April 2014, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.9%), Austria (9.5%) and the Netherlands (11.0%), and the highest in Greece (56.9% in February 2014), Spain (53.5%) and Croatia (49.0% in the first quarter of 2014).