Greece leading rise in eurozone unemployment, Eurostat’s April figures show

Greece leading rise in eurozone unemployment, Eurostat’s April figures show

 

Greece had the highest unemployment in the European Union and had the largest rise in the jobless rate across the 27-nation bloc in the preceding year, according to April figures published by Eurostat on Friday.

Although the Greek figures used were for February, Greece had the highest unemployment rate with 27, followed by Spain on 26.8 percent and Portugal 17.8 percent.

The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (4.9 percent), Germany (5.4 percent) and Luxembourg (5.6 percent).