Meanwhile, unemployment figures for October showed a reading of 11.5 percent for the euro zone, holding steady from September. Italy was the major drag with the struggling nation’s numbers reaching a record higher of 13.2 percent in October.
This is the highest the figure has ever been since records began back in 1977. The youth unemployment rate – those aged between 15 and 24 – came in at 43.3 percent, adding 0.6 percentage points in a month, according to the statistics agency Istat.
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