April 4, 2018 / 9:15 AM / 7 months ago

Zona euro, tasso disoccupazione febbraio scende a 8,5%, in linea attese

BRUSSELS, April 4 (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:

Seasonally adjusted unemployment, totals:
    
                            Rates (%)                    Number of persons (in thousands)
              Feb 17  Nov 17  Dec 17  Jan 18  Feb 18  Feb 17  Nov 17  Dec 17  Jan 18  Feb 18
 EA19            9.5     8.7     8.6     8.6     8.5   15352   14186   14059   14057   13916
 EU28            8.0     7.3     7.2     7.2     7.1   19600   18029   17853   17833   17632
 Belgium         7.7     6.3     6.2     6.3     6.4     385     317     312     314     316
 Bulgaria        6.5     5.8     5.7     5.5     5.3     216     196     193     188     183
 Czech Rep.      3.4     2.4     2.4     2.4     2.4     181     129     127     130     130
 Denmark       6.2**     5.3     5.2     4.9       :   184**     159     155     146       :
 Germany         3.9     3.6     3.6     3.5     3.5   1 676    1553    1536    1522    1511
 Estonia       5.8**     5.6     5.7     6.5       :    40**      39      40      46       :
 Ireland         7.2     6.4     6.3     6.2     6.1     169     151     150     148     146
 Greece        23.4*    21.0    20.8       :       :   1117*     996     989       :       :
 Spain          18.2    16.6    16.4    16.2    16.1    4146    3773    3743    3703    3665
 France          9.6     9.0     9.0     9.0     8.9    2819    2677    2668    2672    2655
 Croatia        12.0    10.3    10.0     9.8     9.6     219     188     182     178     173
 Italy          11.5    11.1    10.9    11.1    10.9    2978    2868    2819    2883    2835
 Cyprus         12.6    10.4    10.5    10.0     9.6      54      44      45      43      41
 Latvia          9.0     8.3     8.2     8.3     8.0      88      81      81      81      79
 Lithuania       7.7     6.7     6.8     7.3     7.3     112      97      99     106     106
 Luxembourg      5.9     5.4     5.4     5.3     5.4      17      15      16      15      16
 Hungary       4.3**     3.9     3.8     3.7       :   197**     179     174     174       :
 Malta           4.2     3.8     3.8     3.6     3.5       9       8       8       8       7
 Netherlands     5.3     4.4     4.4     4.2     4.1     473     397     395     380     367
 Austria         5.8     5.5     5.4     5.3     5.2     259     247     245     240     237
 Poland          5.2     4.6     4.5     4.5     4.4     896     786     777     767     754
 Portugal        9.9     8.1     8.0     7.9     7.8     507     418     412     409     407
 Romania         5.3     4.8     4.6     4.6     4.6     472     427     419     424     419
 Slovenia        7.4     5.7     5.6     5.4     5.3      75      59      57      56      55
 Slovakia        8.6     7.7     7.6     7.6     7.5     237     212     210     209     207
 Finland         8.8     8.5     8.5     8.5     8.4     236     232     232     231     231
 Sweden          6.8     6.5     6.4     6.4     6.2     361     352     348     344     340
 U.K.           4.6*     4.3     4.2       :       :   1533*    1433    1418       :       :
 Iceland         2.7     2.8     2.8     2.8     2.7       5       6       6       6       6
 Norway        4.2**     4.1     4.1     4.0       :   117**     114     112     111       :
 U.S.            4.7     4.1     4.1     4.1     4.1    7474    6642    6577    6661    6703
 The source datasets are available here (rates) and here (in 1000 persons).
: Data not available * December 2016 ** January 2017

NOTE - Reuters poll consensus was for a euro zone unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in February.

For Eurostat release, click on:
here

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)
 
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