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01.02.2021 18:19

Eurozone unemployment rate stabilized in December

According to the report from Eurostat, in December 2020, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3%, stable compared with November 2020 and up from 7.4% in December 2019. The EU unemployment rate was 7.5% in December 2020, also stable compared with November 2020 and up from 6.5% in December 2019. 

Eurostat estimates that 16.000 million men and women in the EU, of whom 13.671 million in the euro area, were unemployed in December 2020. Compared with November 2020, the number of persons unemployed increased by 67 000 in the EU and by 55 000 in the euro area. Compared with December 2019, unemployment rose by 1.951 million in the EU and by 1.516 million in the euro area.

In December 2020, 3.138 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU, of whom 2.590 million were in the euro area. In December 2020, the youth unemployment rate was 17.8% in the EU and 18.5% in the euro area, up from 17.5% and 18.1% respectively in the previous month. Compared with November 2020, youth unemployment increased by 41 000 in the EU and by 36 000 in the euro area. Compared with December 2019, youth unemployment increased by 438 000 in the EU and by 353 000 in the euro area.

In December 2020, the unemployment rate for women was 7.9% in the EU, stable compared with November 2020. The unemployment rate for men was 7.1% in December 2020, also stable compared with November 2020. In the euro area, the unemployment rate for women remained stable at 8.8% in December 2020 while it increased from 7.8% to 7.9% for men.


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