Unemployment in Europe

Since I haven’t written anything since March, and the last post was a sort of long live to Europe, I decided to start to talk about European affairs in a more interesting way.

This time I’ll talk about unemployment. Here are the figures at March 2007 (if not otherwise stated), from the lower to the higher (Denmark and Holland rule, nothing to say).

Denmark 3.4
Netherlands 3.4
Ireland 3.9
Cyprus 4.3
Austria 4.4
Slovenia 4.6
Estonia 4.9
Luxembourg 4.9
United Kingdom 5.4 (Jan 07)
Lithuania 5.5
Latvia 5.6
Czech Rep. 6.2
Italy 6.5 (Q4 2006)
Malta 6.6
Sweden 6.6
Germany 7.0
Finland 7.2
Euro Area (13) 7.2
EU (27) 7.3
Belgium 7.5
Portugal 7.5
Romania 7.8
Bulgaria 8.0
Hungary 8.1
Spain 8.3
Greece 8.6 (Q4 2006)
France 8.7
Slovakia 10.8
Poland 11.4

Source: Eurostat

And here is the behaviour in the last six years of the average unemployment rate in the EU:

 

Source: Eurostat

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