Euro area unemployment at 9.1%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in June 2017, down from 9.2% in May
2017 and down from 10.1% in June 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009.
The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.7% in June 2017, stable compared to May 2017 and down from 8.6% in June
2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since December 2008. These figures are published by
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 18.725 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 14.718 million in the euro area, were
unemployed in June 2017. Compared with May 2017, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 183 000 in
the EU28 and by 148 000 in the euro area. Compared with June 2016, unemployment fell by 2.368 million in the
EU28 and by 1.667 million in the euro area…(continue)