May 2, 2018 / 9:17 AM / in 4 months

Zona euro, tasso disoccupazione marzo stabile a 8,5% in linea attese

BRUSSELS, May 2 (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:
    
    Unemployed as percentage of labour force (seasonally adjusted)
    
                 Rates (%)                               Number of persons (in thousands)
                 Mar 17  Dec 17  Jan 18  Feb 18  Mar 18  Mar 17  Dec 17  Jan 18  Feb 18  Mar 18
 EA19            9.4     8.6     8.6     8.5     8.5     15 238  14 072  14 064  13 907  13 824
 EU28            7.9     7.3     7.2     7.1     7.1     19 411  17 860  17 794  17 575  17 481
 Belgium         7.6     6.2     6.3     6.4     6.4     380     312     314     316     315
 Bulgaria        6.4     5.7     5.5     5.3     5.2     212     193     188     183     179
 Czech Republic  3.2     2.4     2.4     2.3     2.2     170     126     128     125     120
 Denmark         6.0     5.2     4.9     4.9     4.8     178     155     146     146     144
 Germany         3.9     3.5     3.5     3.5     3.4     1 664   1 529   1 510   1 493   1 477
 Estonia         5.3**   5.7     6.5     6.5     :       37**    40      46      46      :
 Ireland         7.0     6.3     6.2     6.1     6.1     163     150     149     146     144
 Greece          23.2*   20.8    20.6    :       :       1 104*  987     977     :       :
 Spain           18.0    16.5    16.4    16.2    16.1    4 098   3 750   3 727   3 696   3 655
 France          9.5     9.0     9.0     8.9     8.8     2 817   2 671   2 676   2 660   2 645
 Croatia         11.8    10.0    9.8     9.6     9.4     214     182     178     173     169
 Italy           11.5    11.0    11.2    11.0    11.0    2 983   2 835   2 895   2 846   2 865
 Cyprus          12.3    10.5    9.9     9.5     9.1     52      45      42      40      39
 Latvia          8.8     8.2     8.3     8.0     7.9     86      81      81      79      77
 Lithuania       7.5     6.8     7.3     7.3     7.5     109     99      106     106     108
 Luxembourg      5.8     5.4     5.3     5.4     5.4     16      16      15      16      15
 Hungary         4.3**   3.8     3.7     3.7     :       198**   174     173     171     :
 Malta           4.2     3.8     3.6     3.5     3.3     9       8       8       7       7
 Netherlands     5.1     4.4     4.2     4.1     3.9     463     395     380     367     357
 Austria         5.8     5.4     5.2     5.0     5.0     259     244     235     228     229
 Poland          5.1     4.5     4.5     4.4     4.4     885     779     771     760     754
 Portugal        9.7     7.9     7.9     7.6     7.4     502     411     408     395     381
 Romania         5.2     4.6     4.6     4.6     4.5     472     419     424     419     415
 Slovenia        6.9     5.6     5.4     5.3     5.2     71      57      56      55      54
 Slovakia        8.5     7.6     7.6     7.5     7.5     234     210     209     207     205
 Finland         8.8     8.4     8.3     8.3     8.2     237     231     229     227     226
 Sweden          6.7     6.4     6.3     6.2     6.2     361     347     342     338     333
 United Kingdom  4.6*    4.2     4.1     :       :       1 524*  1 412   1 372   :       :
 Iceland         2.7     2.7     2.7     2.6     2.6     5       5       5       5       5
 Norway          4.3**   4.0     4.0     3.9     :       118**   112     111     108     :
 United States   4.5     4.1     4.1     4.1     4.1     7 175   6 577   6 661   6 703   6 590
 
    NOTE - Reuters poll consensus was for a euro zone unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in March.
    
    For Eurostat release, click on:   
    here
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