The euro area unemployment rate has reached 10.1% in April compared to 10% the previous month, 0.9% more than in April 2009 (when it was at 9.2%). This is shown by a Eurostat report .
The EU unemployment rate has reached 9.7% in April, the same level of the previous month, but the 1% increase compared to April 2009 (when he was 8 .7%).
According to Eurostat the number of unemployed in April 2010 in the European Union has reached 23.311 million (between men and women), the unemployed in the euro reached 15.860000000. The number of unemployed in the European Union and the euro area has increased by 25.000 units compared to March 2010 and April 2009 compared to the unemployed increased by 2.400000000 1.275000000 in the European Union and the euro area.
The lowest unemployment rate was registered in the Netherlands, 4.1%, Austria 4.9%. While the unemployment rate was highest in Latvia, 22.5%, followed by Spain, 19.7%, and Estonia, 19%.
In France, the unemployment rate for April 2010 came to 10.1% in Italy arrived 8 .9% (below the EU average and the average euro area), Great Britain came to 7.9%, Germany 7.1%. The U.S. unemployment rate reached 9.9%, in Japan stood at 5% (as of March 2010).
In the last year, from April 2009 to April 2010, the unemployment rate for men fell from 9% to 10% in the euro area, and from 8 .7% to 9.8% in the EU. The unemployment rate for women rose from 9.5% to 10.2% in the euro area, and dall8.7% to 9.5% in the EU.
For people under 25 years the unemployment rate rose from 19.3% to 20% in the euro area and by 19.2% to 20.6% in the EU.
The youth unemployment rate was the lowest recorded in the Netherlands, 8%. The youth unemployment rate was highest in Latvia, 44.6%, followed by Spain, 40.3%, and Estonia, 39.8%.