According to the official figures from Eurostat, the jobless rate in the euro zone remained at 11 percent in April, unchanged from March. This is the highest unemployment level since records began in 1995.
Applying a seasonally adjusted calculation, around 17.4 million people were unemployed in the euro zone in April.
In the 27-nation European Union, the unemployment rate increased slightly from 10.2 perecent in March to 10.3 in April.
Amongst the EUâ€™s largest economies, Germany is the only country, where unemployment dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent the previous month. The jobless rates in both France and Italy increased to 10.2 percent in April from 10.1 percent in March.
Spain had the highest unemployment rate in the euro zone at 24.3 percent, while Austria had the lowest level – at 3.9 percent in April.
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