The euro area unemployment rate has reached 10.1% in April compared with 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 unemployment rate in the EU reached 9.7% in April, the same level of the previous month, but the 1% more than in April 2009 (when it was 8.7%).
According to Eurostat, the number of unemployed in April 2010 in the European Union has reached 23,311,000 (men and women), the euro area unemployment reached 15.860000000. The number of unemployed in the European Union and the euro area increased by 25,000 units compared with March 2010, while compared to April 2009, unemployment went up by 2.400000000 in the European Union and of 1.275 million in the euro area.
The lowest unemployment rate was recorded in the Netherlands, 4.1%, Austria 4.9%. While the unemployment rate the highest was recorded in Latvia, 22.5%, followed by Spain, 19.7%, and Estonia, 19%.
In France, the unemployment rate in April 2010 came to 10.1%, in Italy arrived all'8.9% (below the average u and the average euro area), in Great Britain came to 7.9% in Germany to 7.1%. The unemployment rate in the US 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 rose from 9% to 10% in the euro area, and dall'8.7% to 9.8% in the EU. The unemployment rate for women fell from 9.5% to 10.2% in the euro area, and dall8.7% to 9.5% in the EU.
For people under the age of 25 years, the unemployment rate rose from 19.3% to 20% in the euro area, and from 19.2% to 20.6% in the EU.
The youth unemployment rate was the lowest recorded in the Netherlands, 8%. The youth unemployment rate highest was recorded in Latvia, 44.6%, followed by Spain, 40.3%, and Estonia, 39.8%.