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136/2008 - 1 October 2008 August 2008 Euro area unemployment up to 7.5% EU27 stable at 6.9% 1 2The euro area (EA15) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 7.5% in August 2008, compared with 3 17.4% in July . It was 7.4% in August 2007. The EU27 unemployment rate was 6.9% in August 2008, unchanged 3compared with July . It was 7.1% in August 2007. Eurostat estimates that 16.572 million men and women in the EU27, of which 11.596 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in August 2008. Compared with July 2008, the number of persons unemployed increased by 67 000 in the EU27 and by 90 000 in the euro area. Compared with August 2007, unemployment fell by 225 000 in the EU27 but rose by 272 000 in the euro area. These figures are published by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were registered in the Netherlands (2.6%) and Denmark (2.9% in July 2008), and the highest in Spain (11.3%) and Slovakia (9.9%). Compared with a year ago, nineteen Member States recorded a fall in their unemployment rate and eight an increase. The largest fall was observed in Poland (9.2% to 6.7%), and the highest increase in Spain (8.3% to 11.3%). The unemployment rate for males increased from 6.6% to 6.8% between August 2007 and August 2008 in the euro area and remained stable at 6.5% in the EU27. The female unemployment rate declined from 8.4% to 8.3% in the euro area and from ...

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136/2008 - 1 October 2008
August 2008
Euro area unemployment up to 7.5%
EU27 stable at 6.9%
The
euro area
1
(EA15) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate
2
stood at 7.5% in August 2008, compared with
7.4% in July
3
. It was 7.4% in August 2007. The
EU27
1
unemployment rate was 6.9% in August 2008, unchanged
compared with July
3
. It was 7.1% in August 2007.
Eurostat estimates that 16.572 million men and women in the
EU27
, of which 11.596 million were in the
euro area
,
were unemployed in August 2008. Compared with July 2008, the number of persons unemployed increased by
67 000 in the
EU27
and by 90 000 in the
euro area
. Compared with August 2007, unemployment fell by 225 000 in
the
EU27
but rose by 272 000 in the
euro area
.
These figures are published by
Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities
.
Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were registered in the
Netherlands
(2.6%) and
Denmark
(2.9% in July 2008), and the highest in
Spain
(11.3%) and
Slovakia
(9.9%).
Compared with a year ago, nineteen Member States recorded a fall in their unemployment rate and eight an
increase. The largest fall was observed in
Poland
(9.2% to 6.7%), and the highest increase in
Spain
(8.3% to
11.3%).
The unemployment rate for males increased from 6.6% to 6.8% between August 2007 and August 2008 in the
euro area
and remained stable at 6.5% in the
EU27
. The female unemployment rate declined from 8.4% to 8.3% in
the
euro area
and from 7.7% to 7.4% in the
EU27
.
In August 2008, the youth unemployment rate (under-25s) was 14.9% in both the
euro area
and the
EU27
. In
August 2007 it was 14.6% and 15.2% respectively. The lowest rates were observed in the
Netherlands
(4.9%) and
Austria
(6.3%), and the highest in
Spain
(24.6%) and
Greece
(21.4% in the second quarter 2008).
In August 2008, the unemployment rate was 6.1% in the
USA
and 4.2% in
Japan
.
Unemployment (%) in August 2008, seasonally adjusted
2.6
3.3
3.6
4.0
4.2 4.2
4.3
5.1
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
6.2
6.6
6.8
6.9
7.2
7.5 7.5 7.5
9.9
11.3
8.0
6.5
2.9
6.7
7.9
6.3
5.4
0.0
2.0
4.0
6.0
8.0
10.0
12.0
NL
DK*
AT
CY
EE
LU
SI
CZ
LT
UK**
BG
MT
SE
RO***
IE
FI
LV
BE
PL
IT***
EU27
DE
EA
EL***
PT
HU
FR
SK
ES
* July 2008
** June 2008
*** Q2/2008
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