April 3, 2017 / 9:22 AM / 2 years ago

Zona euro, tasso disoccupazione febbraio 9,5%, minimo quasi 8 anni

BRUSSELS, April 3 (Reuters) - The European Union's statistics office Eurostat released the
following data on Monday on unemployment in the 19 countries sharing the euro and the 28 members
of the European Union. The 9.5 percent reading was the lowest level since May 2009:

Unemployed as percentage of labour force (seasonally adjusted):
Seasonally adjusted unemployment, totals
                           Rates (%)               Number of persons (in thousands)
                  Feb   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Feb 16   Nov 16  Dec 16  Jan 17  Feb 17
                  16     16    16    17    17                                    
 EA19             10.3   9.7   9.6   9.6   9.5   16 685  15 807  15 656  15 579  15 439
 EU28              8.9   8.3   8.2   8.1   8.0   21 602  20 236  20 025  19 903  19 750
 Belgium           8.2   7.2   7.0   7.0   7.0      403     360     354     354     355
 Bulgaria          8.1   6.9   6.8   6.8   6.7      266     223     220     218     216
 Czech Republic    4.2   3.7   3.5   3.3   3.4      223     196     189     179     181
 Denmark           6.0   6.3   6.2   6.2   6.4      180     192     186     185     190
 Germany           4.3   3.9   3.9   3.9   3.9    1 836   1 703   1 687   1 679   1 676
 Estonia         6.3**   6.6   6.2   5.8     :     43**      46      43      40       :
 Ireland           8.4   7.0   6.9   6.7   6.6      181     154     152     148     145
 Greece          24.1*  23.1  23.1     :     :   1 161*   1 103   1 101       :       :
 Spain            20.5  18.7  18.4  18.2  18.0    4 681   4 250   4 175   4 125   4 091
 France           10.2  10.0  10.0  10.0  10.0    3 011   2 955   2 962   2 964   2 964
 Croatia          14.4  12.3  12.1  11.9  11.6      266     223     220     215     209
 Italy            11.7  11.9  11.9  11.8  11.5    3 002   3 094   3 077   3 066   2 984
 Cyprus           13.4  13.5  13.3  13.1  12.9       55      58      57      56      56
 Latvia            9.8   9.4   9.6   9.7   9.3       98      92      94      95      92
 Lithuania         8.0   7.4   7.6   8.1   8.3      117     110     113     119     122
 Luxembourg        6.4   6.2   6.2   6.1   6.1       18      17      17      17      17
 Hungary         5.9**   4.5   4.3   4.3     :    268**     209     199     197       :
 Malta             5.1   4.2   4.1   4.1   4.1       10       9       8       8       8
 Netherlands       6.5   5.6   5.4   5.3   5.3      581     499     482     480     473
 Austria           6.1   5.8   5.7   5.6   5.7      273     258     254     252     255
 Poland            6.5   5.7   5.5   5.4   5.3    1 125     974     953     936     921
 Portugal         12.2  10.5  10.2  10.1  10.0      622     538     520     518     511
 Romania           6.3   5.5   5.5   5.4   5.4      568     492     493     488     489
 Slovenia          8.2   8.0   7.9   7.9   7.8       82      80      80      80      79
 Slovakia         10.2   9.0   8.9   8.7   8.6      282     248     245     241     238
 Finland           9.1   8.8   8.8   8.7   8.7      244     236     235     235     235
 Sweden            7.0   6.9   6.9   6.9   6.8      368     365     365     366     366
 United Kingdom   5.0*   4.7   4.6     :     :   1 649*   1 556   1 542       :       :
 : Data not available * December 2015 ** January 2016

NOTE - Reuters poll consensus was for a euro zone unemployment rate of 9.5 pct in February.

For full Eurostat data click on:
here

(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop)
(( brussels.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )( +32-2-287-6830) )

    
    
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