EU-28 unemployment at 6.2 % in December 2019, lowest since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000/Photo: Screenshot
EU unemployment at 20-year low
Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, has released figures showing that unemployment in the EU is at its lowest since 2000.
The average unemployment rate in the 28 EU states was 6.2 percent in December 2019, the lowest in almost 20 years.
The Czech Republic (2.0 percent) as well as Germany and the Netherlands (both 3.2 percent) had the lowest jobless rates while Greece (16.6 percent) and Spain (13.7 percent) had the highest.
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