January 31, 2018 / 10:09 AM / 6 months ago

Zona euro, tasso disoccupazione dicembre invariato a 8,7%

    BRUSSELS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The European Union's statistics office Eurostat released the
following data on Wednesday on unemployment in the 19 countries sharing the euro and the 28
members of the European Union.
    The December rate of 8.7 percent for the euro zone was the same as the nine-year low in
November, although the number of people unemployed fell by 134,000.
    
    Unemployed as percentage of labour force (seasonally adjusted):
Seasonally adjusted unemployment, totals
                         Rates (%)                    Number of persons (in thousands)
           Dec 16  Sep 17  Oct 17  Nov 17  Dec 17  Dec 16  Sep 17  Oct 17  Nov 17  Dec 17
 EA19         9.7     8.9     8.8     8.7     8.7  15 673  14 516  14 404  14 271  14 137
 EU28         8.2     7.5     7.4     7.3     7.3  20 027  18 441  18 318  18 126  17 961
 Belgium        :     7.0     6.8     6.6     6.3       :     348     341     333     313
 Bulgaria     6.7     6.2     6.2     6.2     6.1     217     208     209     210     209
 Czech        3.5     2.7     2.6     2.4     2.3     191     147     142     129     125
 Republic                                                                          
 Denmark      6.1     5.7     5.6     5.5     5.6     185     170     168     164     166
 Germany      3.9     3.7     3.7     3.7     3.6   1 677   1 611   1 603   1 594   1 581
 Estonia    6.7**     5.8     5.2     5.4       :    46**      40      36      38       :
 Ireland      7.5     6.7     6.5     6.4     6.2     174     156     154     150     147
 Greece     23.3*    20.8    20.7       :       :  1 113*     995     990       :       :
 Spain       18.5    16.7    16.7    16.6    16.4   4 202   3 802   3 792   3 773   3 745
 France       9.9     9.5     9.4     9.3     9.2   2 929   2 816   2 779   2 738   2 733
 Croatia     12.5    10.7    10.5    10.3    10.0     226     192     189     185     179
 Italy       11.8    11.1    11.0    10.9    10.8   3 064   2 876   2 863   2 838   2 791
 Cyprus      12.8    10.4    10.5    11.1    11.3      54      44      45      48      49
 Latvia       9.4     8.4     8.2     8.1     8.1      92      82      80      79      79
 Lithuani     7.6     7.0     7.1     7.0     7.1     113     101     103     100     102
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 Luxembou     6.2     5.7     5.6     5.5     5.6      18      16      16      16      16
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 Hungary    4.6**     4.1     4.0     3.9       :   210**     188     183     179       :
 Malta        4.2     3.9     3.6     3.6     3.6       9       8       8       7       8
 Netherla     5.4     4.7     4.5     4.4     4.4     482     422     404     397     395
 nds                                                                               
 Austria      5.7     5.4     5.4     5.4     5.3     256     242     243     243     241
 Poland       5.5     4.7     4.6     4.5     4.4     941     808     794     779     763
 Portugal    10.2     8.5     8.4     8.1     7.8     521     439     434     417     401
 Romania      5.5     4.9     4.9     4.7     4.6     493     442     451     443     435
 Slovenia     7.9     6.7     6.5     6.4     6.2      80      69      68      67      65
 Slovakia     8.9     7.8     7.7     7.5     7.4     245     216     211     207     205
 Finland      8.7     8.6     8.6     8.7     8.7     235     233     234     235     237
 Sweden       6.8     6.6     6.6     6.6     6.5     362     358     357     355     353
 United      4.7*     4.2     4.3       :       :  1 568*   1 405   1 419       :       :
 Kingdom                                                                           
 Iceland      2.9     3.0     2.9     2.9     2.9       6       6       6       6       6
 Norway     4.7**     4.0     4.0     4.1       :   131**     111     111     115       :
 United       4.7     4.2     4.1     4.1     4.1   7 520   6 814   6 509   6 645   6 577
 States                                                                            
 The source datasets are available here (rates) and here (in 1000 persons).
: Data not available    * October 2016    ** November 2016 
    
    NOTE - Reuters poll consensus was for a euro zone unemployment rate of 8.7 percent in
December.
    
    For Eurostat release, click on:   
    here
 (Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)
  
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