Unemployment in the EU fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the century

Безработица в Евросоюзе упала до минимума с начала века

In January of 2019 in the EU were unemployed 16.2 million, of whom 12.8 million were in the Euro zone.

In January 2019, the unemployment rate in the EU amounted to 6.5%. This is the lowest figure since 2000. Such data was announced by the European Commission spokesman Mina Andreeva, Interfax reported on Friday, March 1.

“In January 2019, the unemployment rate in the European Union was established by 6.5%, indicating that the decrease, relative to 7.2% in January 2018. This is the lowest unemployment rate registered since the beginning of the series of monthly estimates in January 2000,” Andreev said at the briefing in Brussels.

It is noted that the level of unemployment in the EU has steadily declined in the last five years.

The unemployment rate in the Euro area in January 2019 was at 7.8%, a decrease compared to 8.6% in January 2018.

“This is the lowest level ever recorded in the Euro area in 2000”, – stated in the message of the European Commission.

According to the European statistical service Eurostat, in January of 2019 in the European Union consists of 28 countries were unemployed 16.2 million, of whom 12.8 million were in the Euro zone. In relation to January 2018, the number of unemployed decreased by 1.5 million in the 28 EU countries and 1.2 million were in the Euro area.

 

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine has become more unemployed. As of February 1, 2019 in the civil service employment were registered 364,3 thousand unemployed, while in January 1 341,7 thousand

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