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EU UNEMPLOYMENT: 10.8% IN SEPTEMBER

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18.1 million people out of work ...
18.1 million people out of work

With a rate of 10.8% in September EU15 seasonally-adjusted unemployment has now been the same for four months, Eurostat - the Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxembourg - reports today.

In September last year it was 10.7%.

Eurostat says unemployment was fairly constant in the majority of member states over the last three months. But it continued to rise in France (from 12.3% in June to 12.5%) and fall in the United Kingdom (from 8.3% to 8.1%), Portugal (7.4% to 7.1%) and Finland (16.2% to 15.1%).

In addition to France and Finland, Ireland (12.4%), Italy (12.2% - July) and Spain (21.4% - the EU's highest rate) had rates above the Union average. Luxembourg continued with the EU's lowest rate, 3.2%.

Eurostat estimates that around 18.1 million people were unemployed in the EU in September. This is a seasonally-adjusted figure in line with ILO criteria.

In comparison with the EU, the USA is running at 5.2% (August) with 3.3% in Japan.

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