Unemployment rate in EU rises to 6.7% in May
Number of people unemployed increased by 253,000 month-on-month in 27-member bloc in shadow of coronavirus, says Eurostat
The EU's unemployment rate rose to 6.7% in May, the bloc's statistical office announced Thursday.
The figure was up from 6.6% in this April and unchanged from May 2019, Eurostat said.
The number of people unemployed increased by 253,000 month-on-month in 27-member bloc in the shadow of coronavirus pandemic, it underlined.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate reached 7.4% in the euro area, up from 7.3% a month earlier.
The eurozone/euro area or EA19 represents member states that use the single currency -- euro -- while the EU27 includes all member countries of the bloc.
The unemployment rate for women was 7.2% in the EU and for men was 6.4% in May.
Some 2.8 million unemployed young people -- under 25 -- were jobless in the EU, bringing the youth unemployment rate to 15.7% in May.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.